Mauve-mouth Drill

(Conrad, 1846)

Calotrophon ostrearum

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Muricidae

Muricidae

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.