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Tegulidae 3 species (14 shells in total)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Gastropoda 
  Subclass    : Vetigastropoda 
   Order       : Trochida 
    Superfamily : Trochoidea 
     Family      : Tegulidae 
    

Common name : Mauritius top shell, striped top shell, banded Trochus snail

Aspect : the shell has a conic-pyramidal shape, the base of the shell is plano-concave

Feeding : herbivorous

Environment : warm waters, rocks, coral

Rochia nilotica (Linnaeus, 1767)

Rochia nilotica

Tectus mauritianus (Gmelin, 1791)

Tectus mauritianus

Tectus virgatus (Gmelin, 1791)

Tectus virgatus
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