Calliostoma annulatum
Blue-ring Top Snail

These colorful little snails grow to just over 1" in diameter, and may be found from Alaska to Baja California.  They are generally found on rocks and kelp, where they feed on hydroids, bryozoans, diatoms, detritus and copepods, as well as the kelp itself.

Lens: 60mm macro
Film: Velvia
Location: San Clemente Island, CA
©1999 Garry McCarthy