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Updated 11/26/2013

Family Neritidae

Nerites

These algae-grazing snails inhabit rocky shores or streams.  They have a calcareous operculum that tightly closes the aperture.

 

HAWAII

 Nerita picea 

Common Nerites, Oahu

COMMON NERITE    PIPIPI

 

Neritina neglecta

SPECKLED NERITE

 

Nerita polita

POLISHED NERITE    KUPE'E

 

Nerita plicata

PLEATED NERITE

 

Theodoxus vespertinus 

WI

 

Neritina granosa

Right       HIHIWAI

Theodoxus cariosus

PIPIWAI