Miniature Moonsnail

(Say, 1822)

Tectonatica pusilla

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Naticidae

Naticidae

Shell Information

Diameter (mm): 6-8

Dextral

Chirality:

The miniature moon snail is a small white shell with a filled in umbilicus (hole on bottom of shell).

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Massachusets to the Caribbean Sea

0 to 130 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Shallow to moderately deep water

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Tectonatica pusilla (Say, 1822). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=160063 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. 29. Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. [WWW database (version 4.1.1)] URL http://www.malacolog.org/

Andrews, J. (1971). Seashells of the Texas Coast. University of Texas Press.