Melon Shell ~ Size: 28 - 30cm

Classification: Melo aethiopica


A popular shell with collectors, it is shiny and smooth, has a wide mouth opening with a distinctive row of spines in a circled pattern around the crown, which adds to the shell's appeal to have on display.


The colour ranges from cream/mild brown to apricot/light orange which generally runs throughout the whole shell.


These shell are also known as "bailers" for bailing water out of boats!

Large Melon Shell

  • Ecological Note

    This extensively large shell is the home of an extremely large marine  sea snail. They are found across the Indo- Pacific region.

    These off-shore shells are often found on the sandy bottom of the sea floor and fairly common to the region.