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Cittarium pica (West Indian topsnail)

Wikipedia Abstract

Cittarium pica, common name the West Indian top shell or magpie shell, is a species of large edible sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tegulidae. This species has a large black and white shell.This snail is known as "wilk" or "wilks" (or sometimes as "whelks") in the English-speaking Caribbean islands of the West Indies, where this is a popular food item. The word "will" or "wilks" can used both as a singular form and a plural.
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Epinephelus adscensionis (Rockhind)[1]
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Florida Aquarium


Western Atlantic Ocean;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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