Florida Fighting Conch
Length (mm): 74-100
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.
North Carolina to Quintana Roo
0 to 183 meters
Marine; Seagrass and soft substrates
Also sometimes called the Florida Stromb.
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Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.