Malacology is the study of mollusks. This includes animals like octopus, snails, slugs, and clams. It is the second largest phylum of animals, making them one of the most successful groups on the planet. There are over 80,000 described species of mollusks with many more left to be discovered. Mullusca is composed of 8 recognized classes including Cephalopoda, Gastropoda, Polyplacophora, Scaphapoda, Monoplacophorans, the Aplacophorans, Caudofoveata and Solenogastres, and Bivalvia.
Length (mm): 63-197
The dunious volute has a tell slender shell typically with 5 whorls. The spire has a rounded apex. The shell has axial folds that become less apparent on the body whorl. The shell is a yellowish tan color with spiral lines of brown squares. The brown markings are less abundant than on other shells like dorn's volute.
Florida to Texas and Verecruz
55 to 402 meters
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