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Scotch Bonnet – Phalium granulatum.This shell is produced by a marine snail that lives in shallow water. Large and distinctive in its appearance, the scotch bonnet is china white to creamy in color with yellow to brown spiral bands. After the snail dies, its shell may be occupied by a hermit crab. If you look closely at the x-ray, you will notice the shape of a hermit crab which has inhabited the shell’s inner section.