Granular Frog Shell

(Roding, 1798)

Dulcerana granularis

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Bursidae

Bursidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 215257

Shell Information

Length (mm): 48-65

Dextral

Chirality:

This shell has 6-7 shell whorls with two large varices that for continuous ridges on opposite sides of the shell. It has spiral lines of beads running across the shell with a slightly larger row running at the shoulder of each whorl. The spire is notched at the top and a small siphonal canal runs from the bottom. The shell is yellow-brown with clouds of lighter and darker areas.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

East Florida to Brazil

0 to 256 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Hard substrates

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Bursa granularis (Roding, 1798). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216964 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.

Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (214). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. https://doi.org/1.116/j.ecoinf.214.8.5.

Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.