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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. Cittarium pica is considered the third most economically important invertebrate species in the Caribbean, after the spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) and the queen conch (Eustrombus gigas). It has gone locally extinct in some habitats due to overfishing and overexploitation.
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Epinephelus adscensionis (Rockhind)[1]
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Florida Aquarium


Western Atlantic Ocean;

External References



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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