Fargo Worm Snail

Olsson, 1951

Vermicularia fargoi

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Caenogastropoda

Turritellidae

Turritellidae

Shell Information

Height (mm): 18-80

Dextral

Chirality:

The first six shell whorls are typically regularly coiled with later whorls becoming detached from the shell. It has about three spiral ribs on each shell whorl.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Gulf of Mexico

0 to 10 meters

Diet:

Suspension feeder

Habitat:

Marine; Intertidal and attached to hard substrates in other areas

Misc. Facts

Adult live a sedetary life style atttached to rocks or sponges. They feed by secreting a mucus net to catch particles in the water column.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Vermicularia fargoi Olsson, 1951. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419545 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.

Andrews, J. (1971). Seashells of the Texas Coast. University of Texas Press.