Mollusk in haiti


The Mollusks fauna of Hispaniola is the less known one from all the Great Antillean islands, with estimate of about 250 species (Kay 1995, Parkinson et al. 1989), while the estimates of Cuba shows more then 600 species for Jamaica 500 species and for Puerto Rico 120 species (Kay 1995, Parkinson et al. 1989).

The flamingo tongue snail, scientific name Cyphoma gibbosum, is a species of small but brightly colored sea snail, a marine gastropodmollusk in the family Ovulidae, the cowry allies.

Flamingo Tongue | DCNA
flamingo tongue snail

Cittarium pica, common name the West Indian top shell or magpie shell, is a species of large edible sea snail, a marine gastropodmollusk in the family Tegulidae. This species has a large black and white shell.

Cittarium pica - Wikipedia

Conch or Lambi is a common name that is applied to a number of different medium to large-sized sea snails or their shells. The term generally applies to large snails whose shell has a high spire and a noticeable siphonal canal (in other words, the shell comes to a noticeable point at both ends).

Conch (Lambi) | Amanda Richards | Flickr
Conch or Lambi

Liguus virgineus: A certain species of tree snail in Haiti can only survive on a specific type of tree in the country. Such snails, such as the candy-stripe tree snail, are “so admired for their beauty.

Liguus Snail (genus Liguus) – Our Wild World