Dramatic Large Nautilus Shell
on Spiral Wood Stand
Ht. 12″ Width. 8″ Wt. 1 lb. 10 oz.
Nautiluses are known for their beautiful, coiled shells. The shell can range in color, from white to orange, and even purple, with unique color patterns. In the live animal, protruding from the shell are more than 90 suckerless tentacles. Chambered nautilus are mainly found in the western Pacific Ocean and coastal areas of the Indian Ocean. Unlike other cephalopods, nautiluses are relatively long-lived, reaching ages of 15 to 20 years, or more. They grow slowly, maturing around 10 to 15 years of age, and produce a small number of eggs that require at least a year-long incubation period.
We acquired this shell some years ago, along with some in other sizes, and are just now offering them for sale.
They make a wonderfully decorative and dramatic gift with a nautical flare