Bladed Wentletrap

(d'Orbigny, 1842)

Epitonium albidum

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Epitoniidae

Epitoniidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 372080

Shell Information

Height (mm): 20

Dextral

Chirality:

This shell has nine to eleven whorls that make up the spire. The shell is patterned with large bladelike axial structures called costae.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Uruguay

0 to 366 meters

Diet:

Carnivore; Eats small fish like the Diamond Killifish.

Habitat:

Marine; Soft substrates

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Epitonium albidum (d'Orbigny, 1842). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419803 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.

Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (214). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. https://doi.org/1.116/j.ecoinf.214.8.5.

Andrews, J. (1971). Seashells of the Texas Coast. University of Texas Press.