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Queen Conch - Seashell

SKU:
AP-SL0097
Scientific Name:
Lobatus gigas
Origin:
Caribbean Sea
Shipping Restrictions:
IF&W
Dimensions:
4.75" x 4.75" x 6.25"
$179.00
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Queen Conch Seashell

THE SCIENCE

The Queen Conch (Lobatus gigas) is actually a large sea snail. In fact, it's the largest seashell in the Caribbean Sea. Anatomically, it differs from other sea snails in that it has a large foot with a sickle-shaped claw that it uses to poke into the seabed and pole-vault over anything that stands in its way.

THE STORY

The meat of the Queen Conch is an important part of the diet of the people of the West Indies. The shells were used by the Aztecs as a blowing horn, and the sound was a representation of the divine. The Mayans used the shells as boxing gloves during ritualistic combat during rain ceremonies.

SKU:                                       AP-SL0097
Dimensions:                      4.75"W x 4.75"H x 6.25"D
Scientific Name:             Lobatus gigas
Origin:                                 Caribbean Sea
Shipping Restrictions: International wildlife export fees apply

Customers with shipping addresses outside of the US will be charged an additional $168.00 for US Fish & Wildlife Services processing fees. Please allow up to 60 days for your order to be processed. Read our full international wildlife shipping policy here.

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