Animal Species:Zebra Snail
The Zebra Snail, so named because of the black-and-white striped pattern often seen in this species, is extremely common and no two individuals are identical.
Standard Common Name
The Zebra Snail has a black-and-white striped pattern on the shell. Environmental conditions as well as diet affect the width and colouring of the stripes.
The Zebra snail is found in south-eastern Australia from Townsville in Queensland to Geraldton in Western Australia.
Zebra Snails live on intertidal rocky shores.
Feeding and Diet
The Zebra Snail is a herbivore, scraping algae off rocks with its raspy tongue or radula. At certain times of the year the algae contain a substance that the Zebra Snail excretes into its shell to form a darkened band.