Conus Marmoreus Shells Small Size, 2" - 3" Set of 3. Perfect placed on cocktail table or bookshelf as decor accent, or grouped together in a decorative bowl as collections. Beautiful color and texture make this an objet d'art. Size, shape, pattern and color will vary as this is a natural item.
DIMENSIONS: Medium Shells 2" - 3" , sizes are approximate and vary slightly
MATERIALS: Natural Shell whole
HISTORY & FACTS: In 1650 Rembrandt portrayed this cone shaped shell in an etching as "De schelp" ("The shell").
In this species, the distinctive, reticulated colour pattern can range from black with white dots, to orange with white reticulations, so arranged as to expose the white in rounded triangular large spots.
Conus marmoreus, common name the "marbled cone", is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails, cone shells or cones. It is the type species for the genus Conus. This is a species which is believed to feed mostly on marine molluscs including other cone snails