The murex shell is a medium to large size predatory tropical sea snail that is carnivorous. Their aggressive nature is in contrast to their delicate lacey form. Aristotle is believed to have named this shell, making it one of the oldest continuing names for a seashell that is still in use today. This shell is particularly beautiful as it can be balanced on the lacey tips to stand almost vertically. Makes a dramatic display shell.
Like all of our seashells, this is a real & natural item.