Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Marginella
Family: Marginellidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
piperata
NOTES

A small, squat shell to about 17 mm with pleats on the columella. Lives on sand banks or at the bottom of sandy rock pools. It is carnivorous and preys on other molluscs.


AUTHORITY
Hinds, 1844
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Variable in colour but usually cream with brown markings
Colour: Cream
Common Name
Sea snail
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1989 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Marginella strigata
Marginella thetis



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