Button or Pearly Top Shell (3)

Button or Pearly Top Shell (3) - Trochus (Tectus) niloticus Linnaeus found on the shore of Normanby Island off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia. The mother-of-pearl from this type of shell was and still is used commercially for making buttons and similar decorative objects. The shell is resting on a natural marbled rock surface on the island.

Button or Pearly Top Shell (3) – Trochus (Tectus) niloticus Linnaeus found on the shore of Normanby Island off the coast of Northern Queensland, Australia. The mother-of-pearl from this type of shell was and still is used commercially for making buttons and similar decorative objects. The shell is resting on a natural marbled rock surface on the island. P1180822aBlog3

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