Also known as an episcopal miter shell, because it is similar in shape to a bishop’s hat! This smooth white gastropod is ringed with zingy orange dots.
The word gastropod comes from Greek and means ‘stomach foot’ - a name that doubtless owes its existence to the unusual anatomy of these creatures.
These typically measure from 6cm to 8cm long. Colours and sizes will vary; these are natural shells and the photograph is of a typical example, not the shell you will receive. If you have any particular requests in terms of colour or size, please pop them in the notes - we’ll do our best to find the shell that comes closest to what you want!
Mitra mitra shell
All the shells we sell in our shop are real and they are from abundant and sustainable sources. The vast majority of these shells are a by product of the food industry, even the really tiny ones (used to make soups!).
Our suppliers are a socially responsible organisation in the Philippines, paying a fair daily wage, who do not export any current endangered species of any sort. We do not stock items taken solely for decorative purposes such as seahorses, puffer fish, etc.
All the shells are natural; they’ve just been cleaned and, in some cases, polished and occasionally carved or acid-etched. Isn’t nature amazing!