Baler shell

Mollusca – Gastropoda


Buried in the sand during the day, baler shells emerge at night to search for food. These large carnivorous (animal-eating) gastropods smother their prey with a large muscular foot and use their muscular rasping tongue (radula) and jaws to devour prey such as abalone.

Baler shell - beach

Did you know?

Baler shells were highly valued by Aborigines as storage and serving containers for food and water.