Tectarius coronatus Valenciennes, 1833
Coronate prickly-winkle
Tectarius coronatus
photo by Coltro, Marcus

Family:  Littorinidae (periwinkles)
Max. size:  4 cm SHH (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia, Japan and Philippines.
Biology:  Sometimes used as food, but mainly collected for its decorative shell (Ref. 349). Also on limestone cliffs. High in the intertidal zone, well above high levels of neap tide (Ref. 349).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 03.02.11

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