Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Calliostoma
Family: Calliostomatidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
africanum
NOTES

Grows to about 14 mm and has no umbilicus. Operculum thin and horny with numerous spiral lines. This animal lives under rocks from the mid-tide level to below the low-tide line. It is herbivorous and rasps away algae growing on rocks.


AUTHORITY
Bartsch, 1915
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: An orange shell
Colour: Orange
Common Name
Top shell
Tol
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1990 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Calliostoma africana
Calliostoma convexa



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