Variable Dog Whelk

(Say, 1826)

Phrontis alba

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Nassariidae

Nassariidae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 13

Dextral

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to the Caribbean Sea

Diet:

Scavenger

Habitat:

Marine; Shallow water

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Phrontis alba (Say, 1826). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=877063 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.