You are purchasing a giant Pink Conch, also known as the Queen Conch. These Pink Conch shells are known for their pearly pink mouth and insides. They are a giant specimen shell averaging between 8-9" in size.
Perfect for displaying on windowsills, bookshelves, stair steps, or the mantle. The outside is a tan/light brown with light striations.
This is a "slit back" conch, meaning there is a small (approx. 2") slit cut into the shell to take out the resident animal. The conch meat is then used in many countries for eating, from conch fritters to conch chowder, etc.
The slit back is not seen from the front, so you can display this beautiful shell with the pink opening facing out without anyone even knowing that the slit exists.