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Atlantic Distorsio

SeaShell News: Atlantic Distorsio, Shelling, Cayo Costa

SeaShell News, 3-18-15, Atlantic Distorsio, “Distorsio clathrata (Lamarck, 1816) 2013 000” by Veronidae – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
SeaShell News, 3-18-15, Atlantic Distorsio, “Distorsio clathrata (Lamarck, 1816) 2013 000” by Veronidae – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

SeaShell News, 3-18-15, Atlantic Distorsio, Shelling, Cayo Costa.

“Class Gastropoda Family Personidae Classification according to Turgeon et al. (1998)

Diagnostic characters: ¾ to 3 ½ inches in length; whorls distorted, aperture with grotesque arrangement of the teeth; siphonal canal twisted. Whorls with coarse reticulate pattern. Parietal shield glossy, reticulated with raised threads, colored white to brownish white. Slightly distorted body whorl evenly knobbed or reticulated; the parietal wall is generally reticulated.

Habitat: Moderately common, 9 to 119 m.

Range: North Carolina to Texas and the Caribbean; Brazil.”

Source:  Atlantic Distorsio.