Taxon profile


Wrinkle-rib Wentletrap
Epitonium foliaceicosta (d'Orbigny, 1842)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  family Epitoniidae - Wentletraps »  genus Epitonium

Scientific synonyms

Epitonium foliaceicostum d'Orbigny, 1842


Epitonium foliaceicosta - Wrinkle-rib Wentletrap

Author: Tunnell et al.

Taxon in country check-lists*

North America: United States of America (Florida, Texas), South America: Brazil, Caribbean

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Distribution: Southeast Florida to Brazil; Texas. Size: 12 to 25 mm.
Description: Color whitish-ivory; shape broadly conic; sculpture of 10 to 11 extremely convex whorls attached by extended bladelike costae; shoulder tips of the costae are somewhat high and tapered, giving a hooklike appearance; spire extended; nuclear whorls smooth; anomphalous; aperture subcircular; outer lip thickened and somewhat flattened exteriorly; operculum corneous, paucispiral, thin.
Habitat: From shoreline to deep water at depths from 0 to 219 m (718 ft).
Remarks: May only be a subspecies of E. angulatum (Say, 1830). See Clench and Turner
Tunnell, J.W. , Andrews, J. , Barrera, N.C. & Moretzsohn, F., 2010. Encyclopedia of Texas seashells.
Author: Jan Delsing

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