Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
ornatum
NOTES

A shell with an outline like an equilateral triangle. It reaches 20 mm with shallow sutures, fine granular ridges and 2-3 prominent ridges on the lower part of each whorl. A common reef dweller to 50 m which feeds on sea fans. Operculum thin and horny with numerous spiral lines.


AUTHORITY
(Lamarck, 1822)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
 


Colour
Notes: A Pinkish-brown shell
Colour: Brown
Notes: Shell nay be more pink than brown
Colour: Pink
Common Name
Top shell
Ornate 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 albolineatum
Calliostoma eucosmia
Trochus ornatus



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