One-toothed Simnia

(G. B. Sowerby II, 1849)

Simnialena uniplicata

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Ovulidae

Ovulidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 17065

Shell Information

Length (mm): 12-18

Dextral

Chirality:

This is a narrow shell with a smooth surface.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Virginia to Brazil

1 to 116 meters

Diet:

Carnivore; They feed on octocorals like gorgonians

Habitat:

Marine

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Simnialena uniplicata (G. B. Sowerby II, 1849). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=160414 on 2021-06-23

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.

Andrews, J. (1971). Seashells of the Texas Coast. University of Texas Press.