The Beautiful CollectA Nautilus Model

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Whilst tidying up some papers, team members at Everything Dinosaur came across a visual of the CollectA nautilus model which was used in a YouTube video when this invertebrate figure was introduced back in 2020. The nautilus figure was one of seventeen new replicas introduced by CollectA in 2020.

CollectA Nautilus model.
The CollectA Nautilus model, a splendid replica of a living cephalopod. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

CollectA Nautilus Model

The largest extant species is Nautilus pompilius, which is sometimes also referred to as the Emperor nautilus. All living species are confined to tropical waters and these molluscs usually live at depths of more than a hundred metres.

In 2017, all the species of nautilus were afforded protection under Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The shells are highly prized and attempts have been made to regulate the trade in shells. However, much of the trade in Asia remains uncontrolled and although not directly threatened with extinction conservationists have expressed concern about their long-term survival unless trade in the shells is better regulated.

Nautilus scale drawing.
A scale drawing of an extant nautilus (Nautilus pompilius). Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the range of CollectA not-to-scale models and replicas: CollectA Age of Dinosaurs Popular Range.