Calliostoma bigelowi

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Calliostoma bigelowi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Calliostomatidae
Subfamily: Calliostomatinae
Genus: Calliostoma
Species: C. bigelowi
Binomial name
Calliostoma bigelowi
Clench & Aguayo, 1938

Calliostoma bigelowi, common name Bigelow's top shell, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Calliostomatidae.[1]

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

Description[edit]

The maximum recorded shell length is 33.5 mm.[2]

Habitat[edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 375 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 375 m.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calliostoma bigelowi Clench & Aguayo, 1938.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 22 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.
  • Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. García. 2009. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas

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