Mauve-mouth Drill

(Conrad, 1846)

Calotrophon ostrearum

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Muricidae

Muricidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 36829, ANSP 369865

Shell Information

Length (mm): 30

Dextral

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

East Florida to Quintana Roo

0 to 83 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Mangrove swamps

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Calotrophon ostrearum (Conrad, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=406356 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., 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.