Western Atlantic: Bermuda and southern Florida; Caribbean; Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico to Venezuela
Depth range (m): 0 - 0
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Marine intertidal: rocky shores; upper littoral
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Nerita peloronta
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Nerita peloronta
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
This shell large among nerites, is thick and short spired. Its surface may have slightly raised spiral ridges. The dark red operculum is granulated on its inner side. The color of the shell is yellow, reddish, or creamy, with darker streaks or zigzags.
Rocks inshore. W.Indies, W.Florida, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.
- Récluz, C. 1850. Notice sur le genre Nérita et sur le S.-G. Neritina, avec le catalogue synonymique des Néritines. Journal de Conchyliologie 1: 131-164, 282-288, pls. 3, 7.
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