SEA SHELL SPECIMEN MENU:

“Shelling” is a fun for professional scientist and amateurs¬†alike. A majority of the shells below are composed of the mineral aragonite CaCO3. Many of my modern or “recent” shells have fossil relatives in my Fossil Gallery. Below I have organized images and data of some of my sea shells.

Special thanks to Tina Petway, Lucy Clampet and Gary Kidder for giving me what I could not find.

Click the images below to access each sea shell specimen page:

SPONGES

Simplest Animals

CORAL

Solitary and Colonial Cnidarians

Annelids

Worm Tubes

BIVALVIA

Clams, Pectin and Oysters

GASTROPODA

Snails, Slugs, Abalones and Limpets

CEPHALOPODA

Squid, Octopus, Cuttlefish and Chamber Nautilus

SCAPHOPODA

Tusk Shell Mollusk

CHITIN

Eight Plated Mollusk

Crustaceans

Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimp and Barnacles

ECHINOIDEA

Sea Urchins and Sand Dollars

ASTEROZOA

Sea Stars and Brittle Stars

SHARKS

Sharks, Rays and Skates

FISH

Tuna, Salmon, Catfish, Goldfish, etc…

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