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Surely the quintessential shell! This polished lion's paw scallop - Latin name nodipecten nodosus - comes in shades of coral and orange on the outside, with bands of purple, pink and white inside.


This is the largest scallop of the Western-Atlantic Ocean and this example has a thick shell smoothed by polishing.


This shell measures 14cm long by 13.5cm across. With large, specimen shells such as this one you will receive the actual shell photographed.

Lion's paw scallop shell