Apple Murex

(Gmelin, 1791)

Phyllonotus pomum

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Muricidae

Muricidae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 50-76

Dextral

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Brazil

0 to 73 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Hard substrates and among seagrass

Misc. Facts

The apple murex feeds by drilling holes through the shells of it's prey.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Phyllonotus pomum (Gmelin, 1791). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419944 on 2021-06-23

Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.

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.