Giant Tun Snail

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Tonna galea

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Tonnidae

Tonnidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 225294

Shell Information

Length (mm): 180

Dextral

Chirality:

This shell has 19-21 prominent spiral ridges.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Argentina

0 to 2359 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Soft substrates

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Tonna galea (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141687 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.