Architectonica maximais commonly referred to as Giant Sundial. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Architectonica maxima is a beautiful and large shell snail that, along with Architectonica trochlearis and Architectonica taylori), reaches the largest shell size in this family.
The species is easily recognized by its distinctly inferior division of the midrib, which has a distinct groove at the base of the lower midrib.
Habitat: Architectonica maxima occurs predominantly on sandy and muddy substrates.
The vast majority of the shell snails of the family Architectonicidae are carnivorous, but we could not locate a preferred food for Architectonica maxima.