The Florida Horse Conch Printable Coloring Page

The horse conch (scientific name: Pleuroploca gigantea) is the state shell of Florida. It can be very large – up to 2 feet long!  My photo above shows two empty shells that we found while boating on the river.  Read more about finding that 17 inch, huge horse conch shell.

Please feel free to download and print out this horse conch outline to use for personal use only.  Homeschoolers especially love these free printouts, and if you search this blog, you will probably find more information about these seashells and the mollusks that made them.

The outline below shows the Living Florida Horse Conch with (bright orange) mollusk inside and operculum that covers the mollusk.

Florida horse conch printable coloring page
Florida horse conch coloring page

Here’s a fun fact: The horse conch eats lightning whelks!

Worm Shells Coloring Page

worm shells and sea urchin
Sea urchin and worm shells

Help yourself to this worm shell coloring page. (Use freely except to sell). I’ve included outlines of four West Indian worm shells that are usually found along the southeastern coast of Florida and in the West Indies in shallow water. They are sometimes found clumped together washed up on the beaches.
They are not “worms” and get their name from the look of the shell.
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worm shells coloring page by Pam Carter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

worm shell art
Worm Shell Drawing


Camping at Rodman Campground in Palatka, Florida

Our recent camping trip took us to Rodman Campground in Palatka, Florida. It was about a 1.5 hour drive north for us. We have stayed at Salt Springs twice, and Rodman was just a bit further north off Route 19. Rodman is a Florida State Parks campground. Rodman does not offer swimming so a November…

Quiet Day On The Boat

A hot and beautiful day on the boat took us to a remote river island, a stop in the ocean, and then to Ponce Inlet.


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Fighting Conch Seashell Coloring Page

The Florida fighting conch is an interesting marine snail. The shell is thick and heavy and can be dark purple in color.

I found a living fighting conch one time up by Ponce Inlet and got some photos and videos.

The conch below is alive and the photo was taken on our boat deck. I put the snail there to get a photo, then he went back into the water.

fighting conch

Live Fighting Conch Shows Himself

This is a photo of another live conch and he came right out of his shell! Read more and see photos of this awesome sea snail here.

living fighting conch mollusk
Wow, beautiful color on this Florida fighting conch

Free Coloring Page of the Fighting Conch Shell

Florida fighting conch shell
Seashell Coloring Printout