Textile Cone Shell
The Textile Cone Shell's scientific name is Conus Textile and it has the most striking appearance with with warm caramel coloured patches on a white background. Dark chocolate brown V-shaped markings make this one of the most remarkable patterned shells. These eye-catching shells can be found amongst the warm tropical waters of Australia's top end and is one of the most venomous creatures in our oceans.
Between 5.5cm - 7cm in size these are an amazing addition to any shell collection or display as a spellbinding stand-alone specimen.
Mindful Sourcing of Shells and Marine Life:
We support the company that supports the oceans. My supplier collects shells that are abundant, commercial-grade shells. The shells we sell have originally been collected for food or are the by-product of licensed fishing and aquaculture operations. This means we get to share and enjoy shells that would otherwise be waste.
I source my shells from a company that are mindful of their overseas harvesters and use fair trade practices. They have voluntarily committed to an industry Stewardship Action Plan to adapt responsibly to working in a marine environment and also contribute to scientific research projects and participate in government initiatives. In November 2008, the fishery was presented internationally as an example of the world’s best practice in ecologically sustainable fisheries management.