Nerita peloronta

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Nerita peloronta
Nerita peloronta Linnaeus, 1758 000.jpg
shell & Opercule of Nerita peloronta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Neritimorpha
clade Cycloneritimorpha
Superfamily: Neritoidea
Family: Neritidae
Genus: Nerita
Species: N. peloronta
Binomial name
Nerita peloronta
Linnaeus, 1758
  • Nerita papilio Röding, 1798
  • Nerita virginea Röding, 1798
  • Nerita erythrodon Récluz, 1850
  • Nerita sanguidens Récluz, 1850

Nerita peloronta is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Neritidae.[2]


Change in coloring of the shell in Nerita peloronta

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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