The Frog Shell

The frog shell is not extremely pretty as it tends to be covered in “limy deposits”.  The St. Thomas Frog Shell (Bursa thomae) got it’s name because it was first discovered in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. It’s a small shell, growing only to a little over an inch long. Another frog shell – […]

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Seashell Identification: How It Began

I am not a seashell expert, just an everyday person who has taken an interest in identifying the Florida shells I have collected over the years.   This page is about how and why the seashell identification blog began. The east coast Florida beaches never offered up a lot of shells, but coquinas and arks were […]

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Queen Conch Shells

The queen conch (pronounced “konk”), or pink conch, is becoming endangered.  The strombus gigas can grow to be quite large and has a pearly pink inside. The shells I own (in the photo below) were purchased many years ago at a shell shop…can’t even remember where, but probably on Sanibel Island or Fort Meyers in […]

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