Malacology is the study of mollusks. This includes animals like octopus, snails, slugs, and clams. It is the second largest phylum of animals, making them one of the most successful groups on the planet. There are over 80,000 described species of mollusks with many more left to be discovered. Mullusca is composed of 8 recognized classes including Cephalopoda, Gastropoda, Polyplacophora, Scaphapoda, Monoplacophorans, the Aplacophorans, Caudofoveata and Solenogastres, and Bivalvia.
Maximum length (mm): 60
McGinty's cone has a narrow elongated shell with a pronounced spire. It has a beaded rib on the shoulder of each whorl that becomes more faint on the body whorl. The body whorl has defined spiral grooves. The shell is white with spots of orange-brown on the spire. It also has solid and spotted bands of orange-brown on the body whorl.
East Florida to Brazil
55 to 219 meters
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