Kroyer's Whelk

(Moller, 1842)

Plicifusus kroyeri

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Buccinidae

Buccinidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 62000

Shell Information

Maximum size (mm): 85

Dextral

Chirality:

The kroyer's whelk has tall spire and 5 to 6 whorls. There are axial folds that become more distinct on lower whorls.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Arctic Ocean to Maine

6 to 475 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Deep water

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Plicifusus kroyeri (Moller, 1842). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=491269 on 2021-06-23

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

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/