Bleeding Tooth Nerite
ANSP 300851, ANSP 390920
Diameter (mm): 25-47
This is a heavy globe shaped shell with a short pointed spire. The body whorl has regularly spaced spiral ribs. There are one to two distinct teeth at the center of the inner lip of the aperture usually surrounded by an orange or red stain that give the shell its name. The shell is tan to yellow with a wide range of axial zigzag patterns of black and red.
East Florida to Trinidad
0.5 to 0 meters
Marine; Rocky intertidal zone
This snail is typically a nocturnal grazer.
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