Fighting Conch Seashell

Fighting Conch Seashell

Strombus alatus.  The Florida fighting conch is one of the more common larger seashells that can be found on Sanibel Island.  When the winds blow good many of these will wash in live.  Remember to take a live shell on Sanibel is illegal so be sure to check closely that any you take do not have the mollusk inside! up to 4″

Fighting Conch shell

Fighting Conch shell

Fighting Conch shell

Fighting Conch shell

Fighting Conch shell color varieties

Fighting Conch shell color varieties

Fighting Conch shell juvenile

Fighting Conch shell juvenile shows how different they can be from the full grown ones