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AUSTRAL HOOF SHELL
|Found attached to snails, usually several on one host. Spire
curves backward, typically overhanging the posterior margin in adults,
weak radiating ribs with concentric growth rings. Attains 1/2 inch. May feed upon feces of
host snail or hermit crab. Leaves deep scar and shelly plate on host shell.
Sabia conica is also found on gastropods, with strong ribs and
spire never extending beyond the shell margin. Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.