Ribbed Top Shell
Scientific Name: Austocochlea constricta
Description: Ribbed Top Shells have a rough shell with distinct, raised spiral ridges. The whorled ribs of the shell give this abundant grazer the appearance of an old-fashioned spinning top.
Top Shells are herbivores feeding on microalgae and can occur in very large numbers in the intertidal area.
Type: Gastropod (Grazers)
Where to find: Intertidal Reefs