Smooth Sundial

(Morch, 1875)

Psilaxis krebsii

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Architectonicidae

Architectonicidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 281802

Shell Information

Maximum diameter (mm): 14.3

Dextral

Chirality:

This shell has a broad conical disc shape with a low spire. It is a smooth shell with a fine radial ridges on the edge of each whorl. It has a yellowish to white coloration with brown to orange spots on the whorl edges.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Brazil

9 to 115 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine

Misc. Facts

The smooth sundial is one of the smallest species of sundial.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Psilaxis krebsii (Morch, 1875). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=224361 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.