Giant Australian Syrinx Trumpet Horn. Great bass sound from these horns. Each horn measures 17"-20" All horns come with a brass mouthpiece. Please let us know if you would not like the brass mouthpiece. Click below to hear the Syrinx horn played by Don Chilton.
Due to the natural differences associated with making musical instruments out of Seashells, we take our measurements of shell length before cutting them, some shell horns will be shorter or longer depending on how much needs to be removed in order to make a nice sounding horn. Syrinx aruanus, common name the Australian trumpet or false trumpet, is a species of extremely large sea snail measuring up to 91 cm long and weighing up to 18 kg. It is a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turbinellidae, and is the only species in the genus Syrinx.
This is the largest extant snail (shelled gastropod) species in the world, and arguably the largest (heaviest) gastropod in the world. Although the shell itself is quite well known to shell collectors because of its extraordinary size, little is known about the ecology and behavior of the species, except for one study about its feeding habits. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia