Cittarium pica

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Taxonavigation: Turbinoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Gastropoda
Subclassis: Vetigastropoda
Superfamilia: Turbinoidea

Familia: Turbinidae
Subfamilia: Tegulinae
Genus: Cittarium
Species: Cittarium pica


Cittarium pica (Linnaeus, 1758)


Livona pica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Livona picoides (Gould, 1853)
Meleagris pica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Trochus picoides Gould, 1853
Turbo pica Linnaeus, 1758
Cittarium picum


  • Warmke, Germaine L. & Abbott, R Tucker. 1961. Caribbean Seashells. Livingston Publishing Company. Narbeth. Pennsylvania.
  • Randall, Hellen A. 1964. A study of the growth and other aspects of the biology of the west Indian topshell, Cittarium pica (Linnaeus). Bulletin of Marine Sciences of Gulf and Caribbean, 14(3):424-443.
  • Cervigón, F. 1993. "Gastropods". In Carpenter, K.E.. Field guide to the commercial marine and brackish-water resources of the northern coast of South America. FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Rome: FAO. pp. 513. ISBN 92-5-103129-0.
  • Robertson, R. 2003. "The edible West Indian "whelk" Cittarium pica (Gastropoda: Trochidae): Natural history with new observations". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 153(1):27–47.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: West Indian top shell
español: Quigua
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