Florida Fighting Conch

Gmelin, 1791

Strombus alatus

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Strombidae

Strombidae

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ANSP 335373

Shell Information

Length (mm): 74-100

Dextral

Chirality:

Early shell whorls have distinct spiral ribs but the adult body whorls is smooth. Knobs develop in later whorls. These shells are typically yellowish-brown but sometimes orange or purple additions.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Quintana Roo

0 to 183 meters

Diet:

Scavenger

Habitat:

Marine; Seagrass and soft substrates

Misc. Facts

Also sometimes called the Florida Stromb.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2022). MolluscaBase.?Strombus alatus?Gmelin, 1791. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419694 on 2022-02-12

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.

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