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Mollusk (Snail) ID Guide (October '10)

Discussion in 'Newbies Corner' started by jonthefb, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. jonthefb

    jonthefb Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Species: Lithopoma tectum americanum
    Comon Name(s): Astrea Snail
    Size: Up to 1 1/4" in diameter, 1 1/4" tall
    Shape: Pyramid shaped shell, with a fairly flat bottom, often with ridges that follow the whorl to the apex of the shell
    Color: White/cream shell sometimes with hints of yellow, green, etc.
    Aquarium Habitat: Rocks and glass
    Origins: Caribbean
    Food: Herbivore feeding on many different types of algaes
    Method of Reproduction: Broadcast spawners
    Experiences/Notes: Astrea snails are some of the most commonly available snails in the trade. They are avid broadcast spawners. They have a very hard operculum that guards the entrance to their aperture. These, like most other snails, need to be acclimated gradually, and cannot right themselves if they land on their backs in the substrate.

  2. jonthefb

    jonthefb Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Ok so I moved all of the extraneous posts to a different thread to leave only the ID posts in this thread. This is a great start, and thanks to everyone for helping out. Please, if you have different snails that arent posted, make an ID post and throw them up!
  3. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    Comon Name(s):
    Size: .25-.5 inch
    Shape: Pyramid shell
    Color: dark brown or black
    Aquarium Habitat:
    Food: Seems so eat detritus
    Method of Reproduction:
    Experiences/Notes: Found this guy as a hitchhiker on a strawberry ot tiger conch. He has a black mantle with 2 black antennae and a long black snout with what looks like pinchers at the end of the snout.

  4. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

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