Screw shells with their tightly coiled shells are quite a distinctive species and are popular among collectors.
Other than simple display, their easy natural symmetry makes them suitable for a number of craft projects. In the past they have been used within shell pictures known as sailors valentines and to decorate everything from mirrors frames to table tops.
The Turritellidae family of shells to which the screw shell belongs are vegetarian and live in offshore waters in coarse sand or mud.
Screw shells (turritella terebra) are a common species among the waters of the Indo Pacific.
Giant Size: approx 10-11 cm long (4-4.5")
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