Bailer Shell

Bailer Shell

Bailer Shells (Zidoninae subfamily) are large, smooth, cream-coloured, spiral-coiled, oval shells with orange-brown zigzag markings; their name comes from their use for bailing out boats. The most common, false bailer shell with its distinctive orange foot, is harvested off the south-east coast, while a very similar, but less commonly seen, black-footed species is found along the central to north coast of NSW. The larger melon shells are also a member of this group.

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