Olive Nerite

(Roding, 1798)

Vitta usnea

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Cycloneritida

Neritidae

Neritidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 80944

Shell Information

Length (mm): 13-25

Dextral

Chirality:

This is a globe shaped shell with a round spire. It is typically green-brown (olive) in color with black axial zigzag lines.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Florida to Trinidad

0 to 1.5 meters

Diet:

Herbivore

Habitat:

Brackish, Freshwater; Salt marshes

Misc. Facts

This snail can been found in the freshwater aquarium trade.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Vitta usnea (Roding, 1798). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=865835 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.