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]


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


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]


  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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