Help identify this snail

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Itsme, 21 Dec 2009.

  1. Itsme

    Itsme

    Joined:
    2 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pietermaritzburg
    Hi I recently noticed this snail in my tank, any chance so meone can help me identify it and let me know if I should be removing it from the tank or not. I think it might be a preditor and eating my other smaller snails?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. layla13

    layla13

    Joined:
    10 Apr 2010
    Posts:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    egypt
    are u sure it isnt a crab? i have some crabs with shells like that. lol they look empty when theyre hiding
     
  4. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    23,155
    Likes Received:
    1,230
    Location:
    Centurion
    The shape of the shell, looks like a predator. Could be wrong, especially with conches. But it pretty mush looks like a muricidae family. better pic, of the shell should help.
    But in meantime, sump it if you find it again until final confirmation.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Help identify snail Forum Date
Help Identify Two "Hitchhikers" ID Needed 11 Oct 2016
Help identifying this Anemone ID Needed 29 Jun 2016
Please help me to identify this General Discussions and Advice 14 Sep 2015
Please help me identify ID Needed 18 Aug 2015
Please help identify ID Needed 6 Aug 2014
Help on identifying stuff om live rock New Members 4 Jul 2014
Please help me identify General Discussions and Advice 9 Jun 2014