All of our Seashells are 100% Genuine, from sustainable and ethical sources, with a Certificate of Authenticity
Natural white limpet shell with distinctive black star markings. Sourced from approved locations and suitable for crafts and interior/exterior decoration. The shells have been thoroughly cleaned and are suitable for table decoration.
Limpet is the common name used for many kinds of salt water and freshwater snails that have a shell which is conical in shape. The majority of the species can be found adhering to rocks or other hard surfaces and once covered by algae they can often closely resemble the surface itself
Limpets usually live in the intertidal zone and remain safely attached both during severe wave action and in direct sunlight during low tide.
Interestingly some species return to the same spot on the rock just before the tide recedes. In such species, the shape of their shell often grows to match the contours of the rock helping it to adhere more securely
Limpets are cooked and eaten in many different parts of the world, for example: in Hawaii and Portugal limpets are considered a delicacy.
Patella SacharinaACTUAL AS SEEN: The image shows the EXACT specimen you will receive. The specimen has been carefully hand selected and photographed. Measurements are as accurate as possible, though be aware measuring precise dimensions can be difficult from irregular shaped items. Whilst we portray colours as close to life-like as we can, colours will vary if taken in sunlight, indoors, from monitor to monitor and device to device. Once this specimen is sold, we will update this listing with new similar selected item, with a new photo and dimensions.