West Indian Top Shell

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Cittarium pica

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Trochida

Tegulidae

Tegulidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 375622

Shell Information

Length (mm): 136

Dextral

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Southern Florida to Venezuala

0 to 7 meters

Diet:

Herbivore

Habitat:

Marine; On seagrasses and under rocks

Misc. Facts

The West Indian Top Shell is an important seafood fishery throughout the Carribean and is heavily fished for in this area.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Cittarium pica (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419449 on 2021-06-23

Rosenberg, G. 2009. Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. [WWW database (version 4.1.1)] URL http://www.malacolog.org/