Giant Polished Cockle Shell 4"- 4 1/2" Priced Each
The Giant Cockle is a bivalve shell. This means the mollusk (animal inhabiting the shell) creates a top and matching bottom shell. The Giant Cockle as well as other cockle shells move thru the water by using their long powerful foot. The foot allows them to several inches as they move across muddy or sand bottom sea floors.
The Giant cockle is found across the Indo-Pacific region, ranging from East African shores east to The northern Australian and New Zealand shoreline. They prefer moderately shallow water. Historically, Most cockle shell species have been a means of food for man as well as some predatory fish. This species has been known to reach 5 inches in size. The Giant Cockle is relatively common.