Dubious Volute

(Broderip, 1827)

Scaphella dubia

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Volutidae

Volutidae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 63-197

Dextral

Chirality:

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.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Florida to Texas and Verecruz

55 to 402 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2022). MolluscaBase.�Scaphella dubia�(Broderip, 1827). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=719754 on 2022-02-13

Rosenberg, G. 29. Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. [WWW database (version 4.1.1)] URL http://www.malacolog.org/

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