Wavy Turban Snail

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Wavy Turban Snail
Critter Category: 
Snail/Nudis

On my last visit to the LFS, I came across this beautiful specimen. Astraea undosa, or Wavy Turban Snail. Also called Tikal commonly, they are cold water animals. It is Reef-safe, but it won't live long enough to be worth the purchase, according to some experts. Normal water temperature for these is between 60° F and 70° F. Too bad, because their decorated shell adds so much to the tank! This one has barnacles and a type of peanut worm mounted on its shell.