Diameter (mm): 25-80
This globe shaped shell is smooth except for the fine growth lines. It can be distinguished from the Northern Moon Snail by the growth filling in the center hole on the underside of the shell.
Massachusetts to Honduras
0 to 58 meters
Carnivore; They eat a variety of bivalves.
Marine; Soft substrates
They feed on bivalves by drilling holes into their shells and "slurping" out the soft bodies left behind. This is done by secreting an acidic mucus that begins to soften the bivalve shells and using a specialized radula to drill the hole.
MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Neverita duplicata (Say, 1822). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=160407 on 2021-06-10
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