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Sabia conica
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Sabia conica
Taxonomic Group: Mollusks-Gastropods


Sabia conica is commonly known as the Conical Hoof Shell and the Bonnet Limpet. It has a wide, presumably native, distribution in the Indo-Pacific, from the Red Sea to South Africa, Japan, the Marshal Islands, Fiji, and Tasmania. Introduced specimens have been found in British Columbia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, and Israel, but none have led to known established populations. It is a sedentary commensal snail which usually attaches to the shells of other mollusks, and may spread by settling on ships’ hulls or as larvae in ballast water. It is found in temperate and tropical areas at depths from 0-200 meters. No impacts have been reported for this species.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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