seen? These tiny snails are sometimes seen on echinoderms such as sea stars, sea cucumbers and sea
Features: 0.1-0.5cm. Long
conical shell, usually white some have brownish patterns. When not attached to a host, they may float on the water
surface, often forming 'rafts' sticking to one another.
|What do they eat? These are parasitic
snails that feed on their host. Apparently, they stick their proboscis
through the body wall and suck on the host's body fluids.
snails on Singapore shores
|Other sightings on Singapore shores
Eulimidae recorded for Singapore
from Tan Siong
Kiat and Henrietta P. M. Woo, 2010 Preliminary Checklist of The
Molluscs of Singapore.
+Other additions (Singapore Biodiversity Record, etc)
- Calvin Jiah Jay Leow. 31 August 2020. Parasitic snail, Eulima adamsii, on sand dollar Arachnoides placenta. Singapore Biodiversity Records 2020: 127 ISSN 2345-7597
- Ying Lynette Shu Min. 29 Sep 2017. Parasitic snails, Vitreobalcis sp., on white sea urchins (Salmacis sphaeroides) at Cyrene Reef. Singapore Biodiversity Records 2017: 123-124.
- 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.
Neville. 2003. 2002
Sea Shells: Catalogue of Indo-Pacific Mollusca
Neville Coleman's Underwater Geographic Pty Ltd, Australia.144pp.