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Old 02/01/2018, 05:09 PM   #1
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Identify snail

I am new to the saltwater community and found this hitchhiking snail on some liverock. Trying to search for the kind but not too sure. Is it a sundial snail? Itís about 1 1/2-2mm





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Old 02/01/2018, 05:49 PM   #2
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Looks like my trochus snails to me.


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Old 02/01/2018, 06:18 PM   #3
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Just noticed that you said 1 1/2 - 2 mm. That small might be a sundial. But Iím not 100%


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Old 02/01/2018, 06:39 PM   #4
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Just noticed that you said 1 1/2 - 2 mm. That small might be a sundial. But Iím not 100%


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Yes itís very small. I took the pic holding a jewelers loupe to my phone.



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Old 02/02/2018, 04:56 AM   #5
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It's not a sundial, they're shaped more like Gary the Snail from Spongebob. When a sundial moves, its shell stands upright rather than laying to one side.


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Old 02/03/2018, 08:38 AM   #6
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Trochus niloticus? Maybe

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Old 02/03/2018, 09:29 PM   #7
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Trochus sp. is a good call, it does exhibit multiple 'feelers' on either side.


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Old 02/03/2018, 10:37 PM   #8
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I can't ID it, but it looks to be trochoid. It's not a sundial or any other bad guy. It's probably a Calliostoma, but I don't know of one with the broad brown bands and white chords that cross them.


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Old 02/04/2018, 06:44 AM   #9
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Itís a trochus. Mine breed in my tank so I have literally 100 baby snails just like that


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my sump is bigger than yours :)
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Old 02/05/2018, 01:52 PM   #10
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You have 100 that have the white chords crossing the brown flammules?


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Old 02/18/2018, 06:35 PM   #11
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Yes pagojoe. I have so many baby snails. I didnít think they where trochus snails either as babies you canít tell but they grew to adults


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Old 02/20/2018, 02:04 PM   #12
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Same here, I have 100s of babies in my tank as well. They breed like rabbits...lol.

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