Length (mm): 4-12
This is a small thin globe shaped shell with a short spire. It is typically white with a highly variable pattern of black axial lines.
East Florida to Trinidad
0 to 1.5 meters
Brackish water and Freshwater; Mangrove swamps and grass flats
These snails lay their eggs on their own shell and the shells of other snails.
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