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Florida State Shell

Florida horse conch - click to see all aquatic-life symbols
Florida horse conch; photo by Jason Adams on Flickr (noncommercial use
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Horse Conch

Horse conch video

Florida designated the horse conch (Pleuroploca gigantea) as the official state shell in 1969. Also known as the giant band shell, the horse conch shell can grow to a length of twenty-four inches and is native to the marine waters around Florida. The word "conch" comes from a Greek word meaning "shell."

In addition to an official seashell, Florida has several other symbols related to water: state marine mammal (manatee), saltwater mammal (dolphin), freshwater fish (largemouth bass), saltwater fish (Atlantic sailfish), and state reptile (alligator).

Horse conch - click to see all water-life symbols
Horse conch photo © seashells.com (used by permission).
See All State Fish & Aquatic Symbols.
Source:
State Symbols - The State Shell: Florida Kids
Links:
All State Fish & Aquatic Symbols


    

 

Florida Symbols & Icons:

animal
mammal - bird
saltwater mammal
flower - horse
wildflower - butterfly
fish - marine fish
reptile - tortoise
saltwater reptile
shell - gem - stone
tree - soil
fruit -pie - beverage
air fair - rodeo

flag - seal
name - nickname
motto - quarter
song - band
opera program
fiddle contest
play- tartan
museum 1-2
archive-1-2
festival 1 - 2
hall of fame
pageant
 

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