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.

20121128-205554.jpg

20121128-205542.jpg

Advertisements

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s