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Giant Triton Conch Shell
Giant Triton Conch Shell
Giant Triton Conch Shell
Giant Triton Conch Shell

Giant Triton Conch Shell

Regular price $125.00 Sale

Giant Triton Conch Shell This is a rare one and only item purchased from a private Collectors Estate Sale. These vintage shells are becoming extreamly rare to find, as they are now classified as vulnerable to extinction. We only purchase from Estate Sales when they were collected when classified as non threatened, this particular shell was collected in the early 20th century.

A featured item from our Kennebunkport Collection.  One-of-a-kind unique items sourced from the Kennebunk’s in southern Coastal Maine. Bring an authentic piece of nautical or coastal history into your home.

DIMENSIONS: 12" L x 7" W x 7" H, weight 2.35 lb, measurements are close but approximated to the inch

MATERIALS: Natural Shell

FACTS & HISTORY:

Species within the genus Charonia have large fusiform shells, usually whiteish with brown or yellow markings. The shell of the giant triton Charonia tritonis , which lives in the Indo-Pacific, can grow to over half a meter (20 inches) in length. One slightly smaller shell size 100–385 millimeters (3.9–15.2 in) but still very large species, Charonia variegata, lives in the western Atlantic, from North Carolina to Brazil

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