A Living Horse Conch in the Shallows

Photos of a living horse conch living in the shallows of the Indian River Lagoon.

living horse conch

Another beautiful day out on the water brought some nice finds. This beautiful living horse conch was crawling along the sandy flats. I picked it up briefly to get a few photos. It was a gorgeous orange snail. The shell was muddy and not so pretty, as is usually the case.

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  • living horse conch
  • living horse conch
  • living horse conch
  • living horse conch
  • living horse conch

This is the area where this mollusk lives. The water temperature was around 86 degrees F. Air temperature was close to 100. Very few boats came by and we were all alone.

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Author: Pam

Spending time on the water is the best, and blogging about the sea life found along the saltwater river and ocean is what I do. I’m also a designer at Zazzle and sell my work, with a lot of ocean themes, on the site.

2 thoughts on “A Living Horse Conch in the Shallows”

  1. These conchs are quite amazing. That color is really something. I hated disturbing this guy, so I made it quick, but wanted to show the snail. He was big, but they get bigger here. They thrive in this type of environment – shallow sandy areas with warm water. For a long time I did not even consider where a store shell came from, so I hope to bring some awareness with this blog. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. I appreciate it.

  2. Such a beautiful creature. We don’t get anything close to that size in the UK. It always troubles me to see empty shells for sale as I know they have been ‘harvested’ – and so I am so pleased that you have such respect for all these. Greetings from UK

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