American Carrier Snail: Family Xenophoridae

American Carrier Snail: Family Xenophoridae
Xenophora conchyliophora (Born, 1780)

 

The American Carrier Snail is rare on S. Hutchinson Island.


An American Carrier Snail found on S. Hutchinson Island in November, 2020.

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Family Xenophoridae
Xenophora conchyliophora
(Born, 1780)
American Carrier Snail

Shell size to 55 mm; shell with flat straight-sided whorls and flat base, usually hidden by numerous cemented objects, usually small shells and shell fragments. Operculum horny, amber-brown. Color grayish-white or yellowish with brown streaks, animal red. Not uncommon on the beaches of SW Florida barrier islands.


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