Venus “Swoop” Shell


Thanks for swooping in to The Ugly Shell! This Venus shell has swooping ridges in a striking warm red tone. It you like simple, yet interesting art, this image just might be the perfect fit!



Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, and Venus is from the beach! This beautiful red orange “swoop” Venus shell adds a pop of color with it’s natural beauty!

The science bit: This clam is a bivalve, but instead of having ridges radiating from the hinge end, it has ridges in concentric circles. It’s like a surf clam, but smaller and with a thicker shell. Some are “cross-barred,” with additional widely-spaced ridges perpendicular to the concentric ones. On some beaches, it seems as if they must be the favorite food of moon snails, since so many of them have beveled holes drilled into them.

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5 x 7, 5 x 7 Matted, 8 x 10, 8 x 10 Matted, Notecards


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