ear pyramid snail
seen? This snail is sometimes seen in sandy sheltered man-made lagoons on our Southern shores.
Often, a pair or a handful are seen among the more numerous Bazillion
snails. According to Abbott, it is
uncommon. It is among the larger of the pyramid
snails, which are mostly very tiny parasitic snails.
Features: 2-2.5cm. Shell thick conical
with a pointed tip. Shell opening large ear-shaped white.
Shell texture ribbed spirals, colour white with spirals of brown smudged spots, sometimes plain
orange. Operculum oval, thin, made of a horn-like material, yellowish.
Body white, with large thin foot and a triangular shaped head with
short slender tentacles.
Tanah Merah, Dec 09
Lazarus, Feb 11
Pulau Hantu, Jan 11
ear pyramid snails on Singapore shores
|Other sightings on Singapore shores
Tanah Merah, Jun 12
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on facebook.
Pyramidellidae recorded for Singapore
Tan Siong Kiat and Henrietta P. M. Woo, 2010 Preliminary Checklist
of The Molluscs of Singapore.
+Other additions (Singapore Biodiversity Record, etc)
Otopleura auriscati (Cat's ear
Pyramidella ventricosa=^Milda ventricosa