Rooster-tail Conch

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Aliger gallus

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Strombidae

Strombidae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 100-197

Dextral

Chirality:

This shell has pronounced spiral ribs with a row of knobs on each shell whorl. The body whorl of adults will have a flared lip with a narrow protrusion on the upper lip that extends past the spire.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

East Florida to Brazil

0.3 to 82 meters

Diet:

Herbivore

Habitat:

Marine; Soft substrates

Misc. Facts

Also sometimes called the Cock Stomb.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Aliger gallus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419692 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.