Lettered Cone Shell
The Lettered Cone Shell's scientific name is Conus Litteratus and it has the most striking appearance with dark chocolate brown spots on white with warm caramel bands encircling the body of the shell. These eye-catching shells can be found amongst the warm tropical waters of Australia's top end.
Between 8cm - 9.5cm in size these are an amazing addition to any shell collection or display as a spectacular 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.