Glacial Whelk

Linnaeus, 1761

Buccinum glaciale

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Buccinidae

Buccinidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 226634

Shell Information

Maximum size (mm): 80

Dextral

Chirality:

The glacial whelk has 4-5 whorls and tall blunt spire. These whorls have a series of nodes that make up their shoulder. The nodes fade to a more consistent sharp shoulder on the body whorl. The body whorl also has a second sharp shoulder aligned with the top of the aperture. It has spiral ribs that become more faint at the top of the spire. This shell is typically white to and orange-tan color.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Greenland to Newfoundland

0 to 119 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Buccinum glaciale Linnaeus, 1761. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138864 on 2021-06-23

Rosenberg, G. 2009. Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. [WWW database (version 4.1.1)] URL http://www.malacolog.org/