Horse Conch- Triplofusus giganteus

Horse Conch- Triplofusus giganteus

$40.00

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The Horse Conch is one of the largest species of sea snails in the world. Here’s a detailed description:

  • Physical Appearance: The Horse Conch is characterized by its large, spiral-shaped shell, which can grow to impressive sizes. The shell is typically orange-brown in color, sometimes with darker bands or markings, and has a glossy surface. The body of the snail is protected by the shell and has a distinctive orange coloration.

  • Size: Adult Horse Conchs can reach lengths of up to 60 centimeters (24 inches) or more, making them one of the largest gastropod mollusks in the world by shell length.

  • Habitat: Horse Conchs are primarily found in shallow coastal waters of the western Atlantic Ocean, ranging from North Carolina in the United States to the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. They inhabit sandy or muddy substrates, as well as seagrass beds and shallow reefs.

This specimen is 7″ long 

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