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Nerite snails are from the family Neritidae, the nerites. They can live in freshwater. While their eggs can hatch in freshwater, they require brackish or marine water to develop into adults, with the eggs reported to hatch in really hard water. The eggs are usually white and hard, and difficult to remove from surfaces.
Other types of Nerites of which the species name or other details are unknown:
- Porcupine Nerite Snail, Bee Staghorn Nerite. Neritina clithon corona perhaps?
- Vorticifex neritoides - picture or further details unknown.
- Vittina coromandeliana - further details unknown.
- Clithon diadema - further details unknown.
- Septaria porcellana - further details unknown.
Lifespan[edit | edit source]
- Said to be 2–3 years
Stockists[edit | edit source]
- The Snail Shop - A wide selection of Nerite Snails (currently closed)
- Aquariumplants.com - in the USA
References[edit | edit source]
Links[edit | edit source]
- Freshwater Molluscan Shells - Neritidae (Neritinidae)
- Pictures of various Nerite snails
- Smithsonian Institute Library - Shell and Mollusks images
- "Neritina"&cols=5&thumbs=20 Use Picsearch for images of Nerite snails
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