Species of the Month May 2006
Common name: Painted top shell
Latin name: Calliostoma zizyphinum.
A type of sea snail (Mollusca).
- Shell is up to 3 cm high and 3 cm broad.
- Shell is conical and straight sided.
- The shell base is flat.
- The colour of the shell is generally purple/pink but can vary.
Where to look:
Rocky shores, commonly on seaweed
Effects on environment: