Aransas

Gastropods

brochure Aransas - Gastropods

Gastropods of Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Gastropods of Aransas National Wildlife Refuge The majority of these gastropods were found on the Matagorda Island portion of the complex.. Ampullaridea Florida Applesnail Pomacea paludosa Architectonicidae Common Sundial Architectonica nobilis Buccinidae Cancellate Cantharus Canthaurs cancellarius Bulloidae Striate Bubble Bulla striata Calyptraeidae Common Atlantic Slipper Crepidula fornicata Cassidae Scotch Bonnet Phalium granulatum ranulatum Cymaticea Atlantic Distorsio Distorsio clathrata Ellobiidae Coffee Melampus Melampus bidentatus Epitoniidae Wentletraps Epitonium spp Mitchell’s Wentletrap Amaea mitchelli Angulate Wentletrap Epitonium angulatum Multiribbed Wentletrap Epitonium multistriatum Fasciolariidae True Tulip Shell Fasciolaria tulipa Florida Horse Conch Pleuroploca gigantea Banded Tulip Shell Fasciolaria lilium Janthididae Common Purple Storm Snail Janthina janthina Littorinidae Marsh Periwinkle Littorina irrorata Melongenidae Pear Whelk Busycon spiratus plagosum Lighting Whelk Busycon perversum pulleyi Muricidae Florida Rock Shell Thais haemastoma floridana Giant Eastern Murex Murex fulvescens Naticidae Common Baby’s Ear Sinum perspectivum Shark’s Eye Polinices duplicatus Miniature Natica Natica pusilla Neritidae Virgin Nerite Neritina virginea Olividae Lettered Olive Oliva sayana Ovulidae Single-Toothed Simnia Pseudocyphoma intermedium Sea Whip Simnia Simnialena marferula Potamididae Plicate Horn Shell Cerithidea pliculosa Strombidae Fighting Conch Strombus alatus Terebridae Salle’s Auger Hastula sallenana Tonnidae Giant Tun Shell Tonna galea Trochidae Smooth Atlantic Tegula Tegula fasciata Vermetidae West Indian Worm Shell Vermicularia cf. V. spirata Reference Jean Andrews, A Field Guide to Shells of the Texas Coast, 1992, Texas Monthly Press Revision March 2006 March 2006

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