Button Snail

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Modulus modulus

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Modulidae

Modulidae

Shell Information

Height (mm): 12-16.5

Dextral

Chirality:

Large body whorl with three small whorls making up the spire.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Brazil

0 to 105 meters

Diet:

Herbivore

Habitat:

Marine; Among seagrass

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Modulus modulus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419529 on 2021-06-23

Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. Garc�a. 29. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579�699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico�Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.