Top Shell

Trochus niloticus
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Trochus niloticus
Other names Commercial Top Shell, Trochus
Size Up to 15 cm (5.9 in)
Weight Under .10 kg (.22 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Shallow coastal waters amongst rocky areas and reef rich in algae in the intertidal zone
Depth Range 0 - 20 m (65 ft)
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