The Queen Helmet Shell is a striking shell if only by size alone.
Decorated with a pale almost lace like exterior it follows through to a pink and apricot coloured interior.
Helmet shells are a large family of very solid, often thickened shells found in shallow tropical seas.
They typically feed on sea urchins and are often seen partly buried in sand with only the top and a couple of horns showing.
Also known as a Horned Helmet (cassis cornuta) the species is common to Indo Pacific waters.
Size: approx 21 x 17 x 17 cm tall