Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Gibbula
Family: Trochidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
multicolor
NOTES

A small shell to 6 mm which has three ribs on each whorl. The aperture is round and without teeth. The umbilicus is shallow or closed. Operculum thin and horny with numerous spiral lines. Rasps algae off the rocks in rock pools and shallow subtidal regions.


AUTHORITY
(Krauss, 1848)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A generally red shell
Colour: Red
Notes: Shell sometimes orange
Colour: Orange
Common Name
Top shell
Tol
Multicoloured top shell
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1990 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Cynisca rufanensis
Gibbula becki
Gibbula distincta
Gibbula fucata
Gibbula lauta
Gibbula ornata
Gibbula polychroma
Gibbula pulchella
Stomatella biporcata
Trochus multicolor



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