Where seen? The delightful living snail was seen once on
Cyrene Reef and shared by Chim Chee Kong.
Features: Up to 2cm in diameter.
The shell coils form an overall conical shape. The shell has a beaded
texture. The operculum is conical! More about the Family
Architectonicidae to which this snail belongs.
What does it eat? It feeds on
and is said to be always found in close association with zoanthids.
Shared by Chim
Chee Kong on his
Cyrene Reef, Jun 08
sundial snails on Singapore shores
Grateful thanks to Chim Chee Kong for identifying this
snail on his
- Tan Siong
Kiat and Henrietta P. M. Woo, 2010 Preliminary
Checklist of The Molluscs of Singapore (pdf), Raffles
Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore.
Terrence M., David W. Behrens and Gary C. Williams. 1996. Coral
Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific: Animal life from Africa to Hawaii
exclusive of the vertebrates
Sea Challengers. 314pp.