An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

Top-shells (Superfamily Trochoidea) - Marine Snail Images (Gastropoda)
Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Calliostomatidae (Family) > Calliostomatinae (Subfamily) - Top-shells

Calliostoma granulatum (Born, 1778)
- Granulated top-shell

Calliostoma zizyphinum (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Painted top-shell

Calliostoma zizyphinum var. lyonsi (Leach in Forbes & Hanley, 1850) - Painted top-shell (unaccepted)

Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Trochidae (Family) > Cantharidinae (Subfamily)
- Top-shells

Clelandella miliaris (Brocchi, 1814)
- Many-grained top shell

Gibbula (also see Steromphala)
Gibbula magus (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Giant or Turban top-shell

Gibbula tumida (Montagu, 1803) - Swollen or Tumid top-shell

Jujubinus exasperatus (Pennant, 1777)
- Rough top-shell

Jujubinus montagui (Wood, 1828) - Montagu's top-shell
Jujubinus striatus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Grooved top-shell

Phorcus lineatus (da Costa, 1778) syn. Osilinus lineatus
and Monodonta lineata - Toothed or Thick top-shell

Steromphala cineraria (Linnaeus, 1758) syn. Gibbula cineraria - Grey top shell
Steromphala pennanti (Philippi, 1846) syn. Gibbula pennanti (Philippi, 1846) - Pennant's top-shell
Steromphala umbilicalis (da Costa, 1778) syn. Gibbula umbilicalis - Flat or Purple top-shell

Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Turbinidae (Family) > Margaritinae (Subfamily)

Margarites groenlandicus (Gmelin, 1791)
- Greenland margarite or top-shell

Margarites helicinus (Phipps, 1774)
- Spiral margarite or Small pearly top-shell

Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Turbinidae (Family) > Skeneinae (Subfamily)

Dikoleps nitens (Philippi, 1844) syn. Dikoleps pusilla
and Skenea nitens - Shining dolphin shell

Skenea serpuloides (Montagu, 1808) - Flat dolphin shell


Other members of the Trochoidea
From the authors collection of foreign shells,
species not recorded in the United Kingdom.

Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Calliostomatidae (Family) > Calliostomatinae (Subfamily)

Calliostoma laugieri (Payraudeau, 1826)
- A Top shell (Spain)

Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Turbinidae (Family) > Turbininae (Subfamily)

Clanculus corallinus (Gmelin, 1791)
- A Top shell (Corsica)

Lithopoma americanum (Gmelin, 1791)
- American Starsnail (Florida, USA)



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