Circular Chinese-Hat

(Conrad, 1841)

Calyptraea centralis

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Calyptraeidae

Calyptraeidae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 15

Dextral

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to the Caribbean Sea

0 to 183 meters

Diet:

Suspension feeder

Habitat:

Marine; Offshore banks

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Calyptraea centralis (Conrad, 1841). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419701 on 2021-06-23

Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.

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.