Define your lamp - TONNA GALEA (Standing Seashell Lamps)

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  • Size:    7.5 and 8 inch
  • Color:  Beige, Brown
  • Grade: Perfect


Tonna galea, commonly known as the giant tun, is a species of marine gastropod mollusc in the family Tonnidae.

The ventricose shell of adult Tonna galea is very large, with an average height of 6 inches (150 mm). Specimens of this species have been quoted of the size of a man's head. The shell is thin and inflated, but still relatively solid and durable. The shell is almost diaphanous when young; at that time the transverse ribs of the surface are only indicated by lines of a slightly deeper tint. In terms of its weight however, the thin shell is very much lighter than the shell of most other large sea snails. The aperture of the shell is "distinctly round" and wide