Carved Starsnail

(Gmelin, 1791)

Lithopoma caelatum

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Trochida

Turbinidae

Turbinidae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 100

Dextral

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

East Florida to Barbados

0 to 44 meters

Diet:

Herbivore; They eat a variety of algae

Habitat:

Marine; Coral reefs and other hard substrates

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Lithopoma caelatum (Gmelin, 1791). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=413408 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.