Tibia fusus is a species of large sea snail in the family Strombidae, the true conchs. The shells can reach a length of 15–31 centimetres including the long siphonal canal. They live in tropical offshore waters where there is plenty of sand, at depths of 5 to 50 m.
We are now packing these in boxes of polystyrene beads to minimise damage to the siphonal canal so please be aware of this when opening the box as the beads can be messy. We are only warning of this because YES we have had a very grumpy complaint because someone had to get their hoover out after unpacking one. We do worry!!
You will receive one shell that is approximately 19 to 21cm long similar to those pictured.
It is a natural product so may have nicks, chips and scratches.
With our increasingly sophisticated lifestyles aided by modern technology we are forging an ever growing demand on our fragile world's natural resources. Alongside our desire to learn about and collect natural objects, it is essential not to lose sight of our mandate to manage and care for all our natural wonders - seashells are by no means the least of them.
The biggest threat to seashells is the destruction of habitat, with pollution being the number one killer. We dump vast quantities of sewage, rubbish and industrial waste into our oceans. Tough controls are required if we are to sustain our natural marine resources for future generations.
In recent years a convention on international endangered species (CITES) was formed. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants (Including marine life) does not threaten their survival.
Our suppliers take pride in recycling over 99% of their shell products from audited, sustainable fishing activities. It is their mandate to only work with responsible sources and through understanding and knowledge bring shells to today's generation without endangering species for generations to come.