Distorsio clathrata

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Distorsio clathrata
Distorsio clathrata life.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Tonnoidea
Family: Personidae
Genus: Distorsio
Species: D. clathrata
Binomial name
Distorsio clathrata
(Lamarck, 1816)
  • Distorsio (Rhysema) robinsoni Petuch, 1987
  • Distorsio acuta occidentalis Mörch, 1877
  • Distorsio robinsoni Petuch, 1987
  • Triton clathrata Lamarck, 1816(original combination)
  • Triton ridens Reeve, 1844

Distorsio clathrata, common name the Atlantic distorsio, is a species of medium-sized sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Personidae, the Distortio snails.[1]


This marine species occurs in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and off the Lesser Antilles; in the Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina to Northeast Brasil.


The maximum recorded shell length is 79 mm.[2]


Minimum recorded depth is 0 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 300 m.[2]


  1. ^ a b Distorsio clathrata (Lamarck, 1816). WoRMS (2010). Distorsio clathrata (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.eu/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419785 on 14 August 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.; Moretzsohn, F.; García, E. F. (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. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

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