White Baby Ear

(Say, 1831)

Sinum perspectivum

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Naticidae

Naticidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 222185

Shell Information

Diameter (mm): 38

Dextral

Chirality:

This shell has a flattened appearance with an especially elongated body whorl. It is typically white.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

New Jersey to the Caribbean Sea

0 to 70 meters

Diet:

Carnivore; They eat a variety of bivalves.

Habitat:

Marine; Soft substrates

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Sinum perspectivum (Say, 1831). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=160053 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.

Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (214). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. https://doi.org/1.116/j.ecoinf.214.8.5.