Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 41 specimens in 4 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 22 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 3.1 - 125
  Temperature range (°C): 20.433 - 24.954
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.501 - 4.098
  Salinity (PPS): 35.982 - 36.446
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.163 - 4.890
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.094 - 0.276
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.805 - 2.296

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Depth range (m): 3.1 - 125

Temperature range (°C): 20.433 - 24.954

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.501 - 4.098

Salinity (PPS): 35.982 - 36.446

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.163 - 4.890

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.094 - 0.276

Silicate (umol/l): 0.805 - 2.296
 
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Cinctura lilium

Cinctura lilium, also known as the banded tulip, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Fasciolariidae, the spindle snails, the tulip snails and their allies.[1]

This species was previously known as Fasciolaria (Cinctura) lilium, but this combination has never been published validly.

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Subspecies

  • Fasciolaria lilium branhamae Rehder & Abbot, 1951
  • Fasciolaria lilium tortugana Hollister, 1957

Shell description

The banded tulip shell does not grow as large as that of the true tulip, Fasciolaria tulipa. Also the color pattern is different: the color splotches appear as a redder color (blue in rare areas) and the stripes that give the banded tulip its name are much farther apart.

The shell grows to be 2 ¼ - 4 1/8 inches (5.7-10.5 cm) in length.

Distribution

This species occurs off the coast of South Carolina and in the Gulf of Mexico from the Florida coast to the Gulf coast of Texas, and south into Mexico; in the Caribbean Sea

Habitat

C. lilium is found in sand or muddy sand from 2 to 150 feet depth.

Feeding habits

Little is known about the banded tulip’s diet, but it is assumed that it is similar to that of the true tulip: small gastropods and bivalves.

References

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Cinctura lilium (Fischer von Waldheim, 1807). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=607921 on 2012-08-23
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