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Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Scientific name: Calliostoma ligatum

Taxonomy: Kingdom Animalia → Phylum Mollusca → Class Gastropoda → Subclass Vetigastropoda → Order Trochida → Superfamily Trochoidea → Family Calliostomatidae → Subfamily Calliostomatinae → Genus Calliostoma

Common name: Blue Top Snail
Locations: Eastern Pacific
Group: Marine LifeInvertebratesSea Snails
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Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Shell polished so far it's actually blue
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Eating a red sea urchin
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Compare dovesnail with the much larger topsnail above
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Snails eating dead urchin
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
Calliostoma ligatum (Blue Top Snail)
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