American Crown Conch

(Gmelin, 1791)

Melongena corona

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Melongenidae

Melongenidae

Shell Information

Length up to (mm): 205

Dextral

Chirality:

The crown conch has a relatively short spire and a large adult body whorl. The top of the spire has a series of axial folds that transition into sharp spines on the shoulder of lower whorls. The body whorl also typically has a second row of spines. The shell is often white with orange-brown bands of color.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

East Florida to Alabama

0 to 2 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Soft substrates

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Melongena corona (Gmelin, 1791). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=420061 on 2021-06-23

Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. Garc�a. 29. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579�699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico�Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.