Conoidal Eulima

(Kurtz & Stimpson, 1851)

Melanella conoidea

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Eulimidae

Eulimidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 267214

Shell Information

Length (mm): 12.7

Dextral

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Uruguay

0 to 538 meters

Diet:

Parasitic; They parasitize echinoderms (sea urchins, sea stars, ect.).

Habitat:

Marine; Among seagrass

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Melanella conoidea (Kurtz & Stimpson, 1851). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419843 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.