Boring Turretsnail

Dall, 1889

Turritella acropora

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Caenogastropoda

Turritellidae

Turritellidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 395356

Shell Information

Maximum length (mm): 42

Dextral

Chirality:

This shell has a tall spire with fine spiral ribs.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Yucatan

5.5 to 755 meters

Diet:

Suspension feeder

Habitat:

Marine

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Turritella acropora Dall, 1889. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419541 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.