Glob Snail

Glob Snail (Depressigyra globulus)

Glob Snails on Escargot Vent, Axial Seamount – Closeup. Photo credit: NSF-OOI/UW/WHOI; V11

The second most dominant species of Gastropod at Axial Seamount is the Glob Snail. These tiny snails with a brown high-spiral shell are commonly found living among the limpets and tube worms on hydrothermal vents.