Neptunea despecta

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Neptunea despecta

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Buccinidae

Buccinidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 395017

Shell Information

Maximum size (mm): 120

Dextral

Chirality:

This shell has a tall spire and about 6 whorls. The whorls of this shell appear stepped with blunt nodes running along their shoulder. On lower whorls the nodes become smaller and fade away and the shoulder becomes more rounded.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Greenland to Massachusetts

9 to 1262 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Neptunea despecta (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138923 on 2021-06-23

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/