Stimpson's Whelk

(Morch, 1868)

Colus stimpsoni

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Buccinidae

Buccinidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 255006

Shell Information

Length (mm): 75-130

Dextral

Chirality:

This shell has elongated shape with a tall spire and extended aperture. There are faint axial lines that can be difficult to see if periostracum is intact. This shell has a dark green to brown periostracum and white shell.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Nowfoundland to North Carolina

2 to 1103 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Deep water

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Colus stimpsoni (Morch, 1868). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=160215 on 2021-06-23

Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.

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/