Vermicularia knorrii

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Vermicularia knorrii
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
Superfamily:
Family:
Subfamily:
Genus:
Species:
V. knorrii
Binomial name
Vermicularia knorrii
(Deshayes, 1843)
Synonyms[1]

Vermetus knorrii Deshaayes, 1843

Vermicularia knorrii, common name Florida worm snail, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turritellidae.[1]

Description[edit]

Vermicularia knorrii has a shell that reaches a length or 20 – 80 mm.[2] The apex of this shell is pure white and translucent, while the later whorls turn to pale brown and shows prominent spiral cords. When it grows the shell becomes loosely and irregular coiled and the whorls do not touch each other any more.

Distribution[edit]

This species can be found in Caribbean Sea and in Gulf of Mexico (especially in Yucatan, Florida, Bermuda, Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico)

Habitat[edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 2 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 110 m.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vermicularia knorrii (Deshayes, 1843). Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 17 May 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.

External links[edit]

  • "Vermicularia knorrii". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  • Jaxshell