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Red Helmet Seashells Red Helmet shells are thick and heavy. Bull Mouth Helmet Shell Bull Mouth Seashells vary in shades of red and orange.

Red Helmet Seashells

Cypraecassis rufa

$16.00 Add To Cart 5" - 6"

The red helmet seashells, aka: Bull-mouth helmets are sandy bottom dwellers that feed mainly on sea urchins and starfish. The name is derived from the thick protruding outer lip of the shell which resembles a fireman's helmet. These shells have layers of strongly contrasting colors which combined with their overall size, are the shell of choice for carving cameos.

Bright colorful aperture of a cypraecassis rufa red helmet sea shell.

Cypraecassis rufa red helmet sea shell is glossy with beautiful markings and red lip.

Naturally glossy apex and spire of a cypraecassis rufa red helmet sea shell.

Body whorl of a cypraecassis rufa red helmet sea shell.

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Author: Amy Ferguson