Flamingo Tongue Snail

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Cyphoma gibbosum

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Ovulidae

Ovulidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 325888, ANSP 216431

Shell Information

Length (mm):

Dextral

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Brazil

0 to 29 meters

Diet:

Carnivore; They feed on octocorals like gorgonians

Habitat:

Marine; Coral reefs

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2022). MolluscaBase. Cyphoma gibbosum (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=432297 on 2022-04-22

Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. Garc?a. 2009. 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.

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