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Created 1/1/2014

Family Trochidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Tectus pyramis



Yawatano, Japan, 5 feet

PYRAMID or GREEN TOP SHELL

Common on algae-covered rocks in shallow water.  White with wavy reddish-brown or green lines.  Attains 4.5 inches.  Central Indian Ocean to Japan & Fiji.