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horse-conch-dsg-smallerThe horse conch is the state shell of Florida and is closely related to tulip snails. Young horse conch shells are orange but when mature are covered with brown, non-calcareous material called periostracum. The largest snail residing in American waters and one of the largest univalves in the world, the horse conch lives more than 10 years and preys upon other snails.

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