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Nassarius acutus

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Nassarius acutus, common name the sharp nassa, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Nassariidae, the Nassa mud snails or dog whelks.[1]

Description

The length of the shell varies between 6 mm and 15 mm.

Distribution

This species occurs in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean off Virginia, USA; in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

References

  1. ^ a b Nassarius acutus (Say, 1822). Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 20 October 2012.
  • Cernohorsky W. O. (1984). Systematics of the family Nassariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum 14: 1-356
  • 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. [details]

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Nassarius acutus: Brief Summary

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Nassarius acutus, common name the sharp nassa, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Nassariidae, the Nassa mud snails or dog whelks.

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Distribution

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Range: 37.5°N to 18.4°N; 97.7°W to 74°W. Distribution: USA: Virginia, North Carolina, Florida; Florida: East Florida, West Florida; USA: Louisiana, Texas; Mexico; Mexico: Tabasco, Veracruz, Campeche State; Haiti
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