Tampa Drill

(Conrad, 1846)

Eupleura tampaensis

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Muricidae

Muricidae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 25

Dextral

Chirality:

The tampa drill typically has 5-6 whorls and a spire that comes to a point. The shells is covered with a grid of spiral and axial ribs. It typically has a brown to pink coloration with the ribs being more white.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Florida

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Mudflats

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Eupleura tampaensis (Conrad, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=404195 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. 29. Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. [WWW database (version 4.1.1)] URL http://www.malacolog.org/