Topshells



 
 

                   Gibbula magus
Monodonta lineata                  Gibbula cineraria
                      Calliostoma zizyphinum
 
 

Monodonta lineata

Under Construction



Predators:  Blenny
The Grooved Topshell, Jujubinus striatus, has been discovered on Zostera Eelgrass beds at Salcombe, Devon. This small species only reaches 10 mm and is only rarely recorded on the northern coast of the English Channel, although it is known from the Channel Islands.
Ref:  Williamson, P. & Kendall, M A . Population, age structure and growth of the trochid Monodonta lineata, determined from the shell rings. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK., 6, 1011-26.


Mediterranean Topshells, Trochidae
Mollusc Page
 
 
 DOMMIC (Distribution of Marine Molluscs in the Channel)
 Mollusc Identification Books
 General Guides (useful for molluscs)
 Seashells on the Seashore  (a collection)
 Strandline Quiz
 Field Studies Council Publications
 Book Hunt

BRITISH MARINE WILDLIFE  FORUM PAGE
(LINK TO)

Marine Biological Association of the U.K. Home Page
Marine Biological Association of the UK Journal
 

British Marine Life Study Society Home Page
Homepage
Index
News 2017
News 2016
Main Links
Membership Form
Top of the Page