Emoji Information
Spiral Shell

Animals & Nature Category

Spiral Shell

CΓ‘scara espiral

A spiral shell or sea shell made by a sea creature and found at the beach. Shells are hard and provide protection to small creatures. A shell made of calcium carbonate, potentially that of a sea snail. Hermit crabs love to find empty sea snail shells that they can move into and protect themselves from predators. Frequently used to mean beach or crab.

Emoji History The emoji code/ image log of changes.

  1. This emoji was part of the proprietary / non-standardized emoji set first introduced by Japanese carriers like Softbank. These emojis became part of the Apple iPhone starting in iOS 2.2 as an unlockable feature on handsets sold in English speaking countries.
  2. In iOS 5 / OSX 10.7, the underlying code that the Apple OS generates for this emoji was changed.

Emoji General Information

Twitter Emoji Popularity (Rank) 609 of 2393
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ASCII Conversion
"Short Code" Name :shell:
Keywords Shell, Spiral, Beach, Sand, Crab, Nautilus

Unicode Category Information

Unicode Category Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs
Unicode Range 1F300–1F5FF
Unicode Subcategory Animal Symbols

Editorial Comment

This is a cool looking shell! I wonder if a critter will get inside it and use it as defense from a predators. In iOS 5 the image was updated to correctly reflect the different (and much snazzier mind you) type of shell. iEmoji old name: White Clam Shell. This white sea shell forms in salt water is also called a bivalve shell.

Proposed Unicode Information & Notes

Unicode Category Human/living Things
Unicode Subcategory Animal Symbols
Names & Annotations SPIRAL SHELL
Symbol Information U+1F41A proposed
Proposal Identifier e-1C6

Character Mapping/Crosswalk Notes

DoCoMo [巻貝]
KDDI Β #485 巻き貝 γ€Œε·»ki貝」 U+EAEC SJIS-F3C0 JIS-7A42
Softbank  #135 #old412 貝 U+E441 SJIS-FB82

Emoji Character Encoding Data

Emoji Code Version iOS 4 Code
UTF-8 Unicode Character(s) 
UTF-8 Character Count 1
Character(s) In Input
AppleColorEmoji Font (available in OSX/iOS) 
Decimal HTML Entity 
Hexadecimal HTML Entity 
Hex Code Point(s) e441
Formal Unicode Notation U+E441
Decimal Code Point(s) 58433
UTF-8 Hex (C Syntax) 0xEE 0x91 0x81
UTF-8 Hex Bytes EE 91 81
UTF-8 Octal Bytes 356 221 201
UTF-16 Hex (C Syntax) 0xE441
UTF-16 Hex e441
UTF-16 Dec 58433
UTF-32 Hex (C Syntax) 0x0000E441
UTF-32 Hex E441
UTF-32 Dec 58433
Python Src u"\uE441"
PHP Src "\xee\x91\x81"
C/C++/Java Src "\uE441"
Emoji Code Version iOS 5 - Current
UTF-8 Unicode Character(s) 🐚
UTF-8 Character Count 1
Character(s) In Input
AppleColorEmoji Font (available in OSX/iOS) 🐚
Decimal HTML Entity 🐚
Hexadecimal HTML Entity 🐚
Hex Code Point(s) 1f41a
Formal Unicode Notation U+1F41A
Decimal Code Point(s) 128026
UTF-8 Hex (C Syntax) 0xF0 0x9F 0x90 0x9A
UTF-8 Hex Bytes F0 9F 90 9A
UTF-8 Octal Bytes 360 237 220 232
UTF-16 Hex (C Syntax) 0xD83D 0xDC1A
UTF-16 Hex d83ddc1a
UTF-16 Dec 55357 56346
UTF-32 Hex (C Syntax) 0x0001F41A
UTF-32 Hex 01F41A
UTF-32 Dec 128026
Python Src u"\U0001F41A"
PHP Src "\xf0\x9f\x90\x9a"
C/C++/Java Src "\uD83D\uDC1A"

Emoji Character Encoding Data (equivalent or similiar)

Emoji EncodingKDDIGoogle
UTF-8 Unicode Character(s)󾇆
UTF-8 Character Count11
Character(s) In Input
Decimal HTML Entity󾇆
Hexadecimal HTML Entity󾇆
Hex Code Point(s)eaecfe1c6
Formal Unicode NotationU+EAECU+FE1C6
Decimal Code Point(s)601401040838
UTF-8 Hex (C Syntax)0xEE 0xAB 0xAC0xF3 0xBE 0x87 0x86
UTF-8 Hex BytesEE AB ACF3 BE 87 86
UTF-8 Octal Bytes356 253 254363 276 207 206
UTF-16 Hex (C Syntax)0xEAEC0xDBB8 0xDDC6
UTF-16 Hexeaecdbb8ddc6
UTF-16 Dec6014056248 56774
UTF-32 Hex (C Syntax)0x0000EAEC0x000FE1C6
UTF-32 Dec601401040838
Python Srcu"\uEAEC"u"\U000FE1C6"
PHP Src"\xee\xab\xac""\xf3\xbe\x87\x86"
C/C++/Java Src"\uEAEC""\uDBB8\uDDC6"

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