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  Trochus niloticus Linnaeus, 1767
  Family Name : Trochidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Mollusc)

  Common Names : Pyramid Top

Pyramid Top
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      On rocks associated with coral reefs. A grazer, it does not attempt to seek shelter during the day.
      Habitats :
      Coral Reef, Marine
      Distribution :
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat degradation; collection.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      The shell is used in the manufacture of buttons and jewellery, sold as a curio, and taken by shell collectors. The flesh is sometimes used as food.
      Conservation Notes :
      Abundant during the 1960s but now seldom seen. Some sites need to be designated as nature areas or marine protected areas, and legislation to protect marine life from over-collecting needs to be instituted.
  • Status
    • Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Vulnerable (VU)
  • References
    • Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 

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