Banded Tun Shell
Pale cream in colour with brown stripes the Banded Tun Shell belong to a group of seashells known as Tonnidae with each having attractive and prominent growth lines that circle inwards.
The family consists of small to large rounded shells, the animal which is often larger than its shell, is carnivorous, feeding on fish, urchins, crabs and sea cucumbers.
They inhabit tropical seas and live in moderate to deep water and are common to the Indo-Pacific region.
Size: approx 6-7 cm