Florida Wormsnail

Florida Wormsnail
Vermicularia knorrii (Deshayes, 1843)
Family Turritellidae

Florida Wormsnails are not as common as teh other wornsnails in my collection. The tip resembles a type of corkscrew design to bore or drill.


Florida Wormsnail (S. Hutchinson Island- January 2021)

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Vermicularia knorrii
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Mollusca
Class:     Gastropoda
(unranked):     clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily:     Cerithioidea
Family:     Turritellidae
Subfamily:     Vermiculariinae
Genus:     Vermicularia
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
The shell of this species can reaches a length of 20 – 80 mm.[2] When the shell is intact, the apex is pure white, somewhat translucent, and tightly coiled into a "Turritella" shape. However, the subsequent whorls are brown, and they are loosely and irregular coiled, such that the whorls do not touch.
Distribution

This species is found in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico (being known from the Yucatan, Florida, Bermuda, Cuba, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico.)
Habitat

The minimum recorded depth for this species is 2 m; the maximum recorded depth is 110 m.[2]
References

Vermicularia knorrii (Deshayes, 1843). Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 17 May 2010.

    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

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


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