Glyphostoma epicasta

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Glyphostoma epicasta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Clathurellidae[1]
Genus: Glyphostoma
Species: G. epicasta
Binomial name
Glyphostoma epicasta
Bartsch, 1934

Glyphostoma epicasta is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Clathurellidae.[2]

Description[edit]

The size of an adult shell varies between 14 mm and 31 mm.

Distribution[edit]

G. epicasta can be found in the Caribbean Sea, along Colombia and Puerto Rico, in the Gulf of Mexico along Louisiana and in the Atlantic Ocean along Brazil.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ P. Bouchet; Yu. I. Kantor; A. Sysoev; N. Puillandre (2011). "A new operational classification of the Conoidea (Gastropoda)". Journal of Molluscan Studies. 77 (3): 273–308. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyr017. 
  2. ^ Glyphostoma epicasta Bartsch, 1934.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 17 August 2011.
  3. ^ Felder, Darryl L. & Sylvia A. Earle. Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota, Volume 1: Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, 2009. 663.

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