Glossy Dove Shell

(Lamarck, 1822)

Nitidella nitida

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Columbellidae

Columbellidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 477030

Shell Information

Maximum length (mm): 16

Dextral

Chirality:

The whorls of the spire blend together smoothly to form a short spire that comes to point (depending on the presence of a protoconch). It has a orange to brown color with irregular white spots.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

East Florida to Brazil

0 to 2 meters

Diet:

Habitat:

Marine; Hard substrates and among seagrass

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Nitidella nitida (Lamarck, 1822). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=420006 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.

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/