Fox Head Shell

Classification: Fasciolaria trapezium Linne


These rather beautiful shells have unusual characteristics of crowed spiral lines in the aperture.


The tones of chocolate, blended creams and soft brown colours on the outside of the shell, has also wide bands between the pairs of brown spiral lines continuing around the outside of the shell.


It has a tall-spire with a large body and raised bumps spiraling around the outside body whorl

Foxhead Shell

  • Ecological Note

    This shell can be found in warm tropical waters worldwide, where they are quite an abundant species, also known as tulip shells.

    The animals are carnivorous, live in shallow water and consume other mollusks.