Xenophora conchyliophora

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Xenophora conchyliophora
Xenophora conchyliophora - Fernbank Museum of Natural History - DSC00246.JPG
An apical view of a shell of Xenophora conchyliophora with bivalve valves as attachments
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Xenophoroidea
Family: Xenophoridae
Genus: Xenophora
Subgenus: Xenophora
Species: X. conchyliophora
Binomial name
Xenophora conchyliophora
(Born, 1780)

Astraea lapidifera Röding, 1798
Phorus onustus Reeve, 1842
Trochus conchyliophorus Born, 1780
Xenophora laevigata Fischer von Waldheim, 1807
Xenophora meandrina Fischer von Waldheim, 1807
Xenophora tricostata Fischer von Waldheim, 1807
Xenophora vulcanica Fischer von Waldheim, 1807

Xenophora conchyliophora is a species of medium-sized to large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Xenophoridae, the carrier shells.[1]


This is a Western Atlantic species.


The maximum recorded shell length for this species is 72 mm.[2]


The minimum recorded depth for this species is 0 m; maximum recorded depth is 635 m.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Xenophora conchyliophora (Born, 1780). WoRMS (2010). Xenophora (Xenophora) conchyliophora (Born, 1780). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419698 on 9 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b 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.

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