All of our Seashells are 100% Genuine, from sustainable and ethical sources, with a Certificate of Authenticity
Name: Melo melo
Location: Burma to the Philippines
A massive shell almost at foot long – it must have made a feast of a lunch for some family ! Excellent shell for planting as a feature in a conservatory or direct into a garden border. This selected melon shell comes from a traceable source and provides an excellent base for crafts and interior/exterior design.
Melon shells thrive in relatively shallow waters and prefer to inhabit muddy bottoms often around mangrove swamps. Their worldwide distribution is quite limited, however, the shells are collected as a food source by subsistence fishing communities from Burma to the Philippines.
The shells can often be seen in rural markets used to measure out rusks and grain, whilst off-shore, the shells are referred to as bailers, due to their capacity to store water and their use to bail out boats.SIMILAR TO SEEN: The image shows an example of the single specimen you will receive. This will be picked from our stock box graded and with a size within the minimum and maximum size range indicated. It will not be the exact specimen in the photo, the colours, shape, size and style may vary as with any natural item. To guarantee the specimen you receive will be representative by that in photo.