Length (mm): 25-75
This shell has 5 or 6 whorls with a medium sized spire. It typically has two thick axial varices on each whorl. It has spiral ribs that overlay consistent axial folds. The aperture sometimes develops a shield from the inner lip that extends onto the body whorl. The outside lip of the inner aperture can have a series of folds extending into the shell. The siphonal siphonal canal is wide and mostly enclosed. This shell is typically white to tan color with spiral lines of a darker gray. The aperture is bright white.
Florida to Brazil
0 to 27 meters
Carnivore; They eat a variety of Bivalves including Giant Clams (Tridacna).
This shell is also sometimes called the White-Mouthed Triton.
MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Gutturnium muricinum (Roding, 1798). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=220950 on 2021-06-23
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.