Species group: Snails
Other common names: Astraea Turbo Snail; Astrea Snail; Astrea Conehead Snail; Astaea Star Snail; Florida Turbo Snail
Scientific name: Astraea tecta
The Astraea Turbo Snail is a small, reef-friendly mollusc which is found in the western Atlantic Ocean and Carribean. It is nocturnal and feeds on hair algae, cyanobacteria and diatoms. The Astraea Snail is a popular marine tank addition, as it is a voracious algae eater.
The Astraea Snail has a conical shell which is an olive green color.
cool shell patterns, nuisance algae, great snails, excellent bottom dwellers
copper, large numbers, population, high nitrate environment