Rochia niloticais commonly referred to as Circular Top Shell, Commercial Top Shell. Difficulty in the aquarium: Easy. A aquarium size of at least 480 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Rochia nilotica, also known as Trochus niloticus, is the economically most important gastropod species in the tropical West Pacific.
The large snail with a circular shell is both an important traditional foodstuff and a leading export article used as a source of mother-of-pearl material for buttons and jewellery.
Rochia nilotica is typically found in shallow, sandy bottoms with algae in reefs, sometimes in areas with dead and occasional live coral patches.
Aquaristically, the large circular snails are very interesting, as they are mainly feeding on thread algae!