Florida Worm Snail

(Deshayes, 1843)

Vermicularia knorrii

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Caenogastropoda

Turritellidae

Turritellidae

Shell Information

Maximum length (mm): 80

Dextral

Chirality:

These yellowish to brown colored shells start tightly coiled before the whorls separate into highly irregular shapes.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Venezuala

2 to 143 meters

Diet:

Suspension feeder

Habitat:

Marine; Coral reefs

Misc. Facts

They anchor themselves into sponges and coral and coral.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Vermicularia knorrii (Deshayes, 1843). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419546 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.