Acanthinucella spirata

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Acanthinucella spirata
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A live Acanthinucella spirata
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A. spirata
Binomial name
Acanthinucella spirata
(Blainville, 1832)
Synonyms[1]

Monoceros unicarinata Sowerby, 1835
Purpura brevidens Conrad, 1837
Purpura engonata Conrad, 1837
Purpura lapilloides var. aurantia Dall, 1908
Purpura spirata Blainville, 1832

Acanthinucella spirata is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[1]

Distribution[edit]

A. spirata occurs on the West Coast aka the Pacific Ocean coast of North America.

Description[edit]

Human use[edit]

This species is known to have been exploited by some Native Americans such as the Chumash of Central California approximately 1000 to 1200 AD.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Acanthinucella spirata (Blainville, 1832). Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 24 April 2010.
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan, Los Osos Back Bay, Megalithic Portal, editor A. Burnham (2008) [1]

External links[edit]

  • Flagor, Torre E.; Bourdeau, Paul E. (12 September 2018). "First record of the predatory snail Acanthinucella spirata (Blainville, 1832) north of its known range". Marine Biodiversity Records. 11 (1). doi:10.1186/s41200-018-0156-z. ISSN 1755-2672.