Elongated Violet Snail

d'Orbigny, 1841

Janthina umbilicata

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Epitoniidae

Epitoniidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 98998

Shell Information

Diameter (mm): 6-19

Dextral

Chirality:

This shell is very thin making it fragile.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Florida to Yucatan

Diet:

Carnivore; They eat pelagic hydrozoans.

Habitat:

Marine; Pelagic (on the ocean surface)

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Janthina umbilicata d'Orbigny, 1841. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=225271 on 2021-06-23