Tinted Cantharus: Family Pisaniidae

Tinted Cantharus
Gemophos tinctus (Conrad, 1846)
Family Pisaniidae

The Tinted Cantharus, Gemophos tinctus, is a fairly common shell on S. Hutchinson Island beaches. Many of the specimen are well-worn.

Tinted Cantharus (S. Hutchinson Island- December, 2020)

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Family Pisaniidae

Tinted Cantharus

Shell size to 38 mm; shell fusiform, thick, with conical spire. Sculpture of low axial ribs crossed by numerous, weak spiral lines. Aperture oval, outer lip thick. Anterior canal short, posterior canal present. Color mottled reddish-brown and white, sometimes with axial brown bands. Egg capsules are spherical, depressed in the center, and are attached to hard surfaces by a round base. The photos of the live animal and egg cases were taken by Robert Bachand in Estero Bay. The image with three living individuals was taken by José H Leal in Tampa Bay on November 2019.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Scientific classification e
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Mollusca
Class:     Gastropoda
Subclass:     Caenogastropoda
Order:     Neogastropoda
Superfamily:     Buccinoidea
Family:     Pisaniidae
Gray, 1857


    Pisaniinae Gray, 1857
    Pusiostomatidae Iredale, 1940

The Pisaniidae are a taxonomic family of medium-sized sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Buccinoidea.[1]

    Ameranna Landau & Vermeij, 2012
    Anna Risso, 1826
    Aplus De Gregorio, 1885
    Bailya M. Smith, 1944
    Caducifer Dall, 1904
    Cancellopollia Vermeij & Bouchet, 1998
    Cantharus Röding, 1798
    Clivipollia Iredale, 1929
    Crassicantharus Ponder, 1972
    Dianthiphos Watters, 2009
    † Editharus Vermeij 2001
    Engina Gray, 1839
    Enginella Monterosato, 1917
    Enzinopsis Iredale, 1940
    Falsilatirus Emerson & Moffitt, 1988
    Gemophos Olsson & Harbison, 1953
    Hesperisternia J. Gardner, 1944
    Minioniella Fraussen & Stahlschmidt, 2016
    Monostiolum Dall, 1904
    Pisania Bivona-Bernardi, 1832
    Pollia Gray, 1834
    Prodotia Dall, 1924
    Pusio Gray, 1833
    Solenosteira Dall, 1890
    Speccapollia Fraussen & Stahlschmidt, 2016
    Steye Faber, 2004


    Rosenberg, G. (2018). Pisaniidae Gray, 1857. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1054108 on 2018-01-09

External links
    Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pisaniidae.

    Watters, G. T. (2009). A revision of the western Atlantic Ocean genera Anna, Antillophos, Bailya, Caducifer, Monostiolum, and Parviphos, with description of a new genus, Dianthiphos, and notes on Engina and Hesperisternia (Gastropoda: Buccinidae: Pisaniinae) and Cumia (Colubrariidae). The Nautilus. 123(4): 225-275
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Gemophos tinctus
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gemophos tinctus
Gemophos tinctus 01.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Mollusca
Class:     Gastropoda
(unranked):     clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily:     Buccinoidea
Family:     Pisaniidae
Genus:     Gemophos
Species:     G. tinctus
Binomial name
Gemophos tinctus
(Conrad, 1846)

    Cantharus tinctus (Conrad, 1846)
    Pisania tinctus (Conrad, 1846)
    Pollia tincta Conrad, 1846 (original combination)
    Tritonidea bermudensis Dall, W.H., 1901
    Tritonidea tinctus (Conrad, 1846)

Gemophos tinctus, the tinted cantharus, painted cantharus, or gaudy lesser whelk,[1] is a species of sea snail in the family Pisaniidae.[2]

The size of the shell varies between 19 mm and 32 mm.
This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (April 2014)

This marine species occurs in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and off the Lesser Antilles; in the Atlantic Ocean off North Carolina, USA.

"Gemophos tinctus". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 24 August 2020.

    Gemophos tinctus (Conrad, 1846). Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 17 April 2010.

    Redfern, C. (2001) Bahamian Seashells a Thousand Species from Abaco, Bahamas. Bahamian Seashells, Boca Raton, Florida, ix + 280 pp., 124 pls.
    Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. García. 2009. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, pp. 579–699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas

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