Overview

Brief Summary

Shell elongate but robust, with six whorls which do not touch. Sculpture of about ten costae per whorl. Costae sometimes strongly angled at shoulder. Outer lip thickened, separated from body whorl by costae. Color white. Predominant and more variable wentletrap on Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. 

Source: The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum

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Distribution

Range: 41°N to 35°S; 97°W to 34.9°W. Distribution: USA: Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida; Florida: East Florida, West Florida; USA: Louisiana, Texas; Mexico; Mexico: Campeche State, Yucatan State, Quintana Roo; Colombia, Bermuda, Brazil; Brazil: Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro; Uruguay
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Epitonium (Nitidoscala) barbarinum Dall, 1919
Catalog Number: USNM 46229
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Locality: California, United States, North Pacific Ocean
  • Holotype: Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus. 56(2295): 341.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 10 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 59
  Temperature range (°C): 23.505 - 24.678
  Nitrate (umol/L): 2.158 - 2.213
  Salinity (PPS): 36.674 - 36.886
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.763 - 4.794
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.148 - 0.286
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.083 - 3.306

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1 - 59

Temperature range (°C): 23.505 - 24.678

Nitrate (umol/L): 2.158 - 2.213

Salinity (PPS): 36.674 - 36.886

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.763 - 4.794

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.148 - 0.286

Silicate (umol/l): 2.083 - 3.306
 
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