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.
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.
Zebra Snails live on intertidal rocky shores.
The Zebra snail is found in south-eastern Australia from Townsville in Queensland to Geraldton in Western Australia.
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.