The banded tulip shell does not grow as large as that of the true tulip, Fasciolaria tulipa. Also the color pattern is different: the color splotches appear as a redder color (blue in rare areas) and the stripes that give the banded tulip its name are much farther apart. The shell grows to be 2 ¼ - 4 1/8 inches (5.7-10.5 cm) in length.
sand or muddy sand from 2 to 150 feet depth
Status : Unknown. Shelling regulation established a complete ban on the collection of live shells (Florida Department of Environmental Protection Rule 46-26) Occurs off the coast of South Carolina and from the Florida coast to the Gulf coast of Texas, and south into Mexico