Shell of the Day

This is the largest shell in my collection by far. It was inherited so I have no provenance and as yet no family narrative. It’s making classification difficult. Gastropoda, yes. My guess is a baler/bailer volute, genus melo from the family Volutidae. Definitely not from NSW.




2 Responses to Shell of the Day

  1. Katie says:

    It’s spectacular! I’m slightly creeped out by the idea of what would have lived inside it, though.

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