Texas Ligtning Whelk

(Hollister, 1958)

Sinistrofulgur pulleyi

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Buccinidae

Buccinidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 338472, ANSP 398446

Shell Information

Maximum size (mm): 200

Sinistral

Chirality:

The Texas Lightning Whelk has a short pointed spire with a row knobs running along the shoulder of each whorl. These knobs are small and blunt at the top of the spire but become larger and more pointed on lower whorls, especially the adult body whorl.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Louisiana to Texas

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine

Misc. Facts

It is the official state shell of Texas.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2022). MolluscaBase.?Sinistrofulgur pulleyi?(Hollister, 1958). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=862936 on 2022-04-22

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/