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Modulus tectum | by Michael B. Thomas, PhD
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Modulus tectum

Common Name: Knobby Snail.

 

Location: M. tectum occurs throughout the Indo-West Pacific (Kay, 1979).

 

Habitat: These mollusks are common in sand or algal-sand mats in tide pools and on benches, and have been dredged from depths of 100 m (Kay, 1979).

 

Remarks: The shells are often covered with heavy growths of algae (Kay, 1979).

 

References: Kay, 1979: 113-114; Morris, 1966: 223.

 

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Taken on May 20, 2010