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The Tegulidae Family includes 69 species comprising 8 genus (Tegula (44 species), Tectus (9), Rochia (7), ...)

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

Rochia virgata (Gmelin, 1791)

Rochia virgata

Tectus mauritianus (Gmelin, 1791)

Tectus mauritianus

Tectus noduliferus (Lamarck, 1822)

Tectus noduliferus

Total collection for Tegulidae : 4 species (17 shells in total)

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