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MOLLUSK SPECIES

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Bivalves
Chitons
Octopuses
Sea Hares
Sea Slugs
Snails

Video of Sanctuary Invertebrates - This includes a variety of crustaceans, mollusks, echinoderms, and worms.

Bivalve List

The following bivalves are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Bivalves
Common Name Scientific Name
ALMOND ARKS  
Antillean Limops Limopsis antillensis
Sulcate Limops Limopsis sulcata
ANGELWING CLAMS  
Angelwing Clam Cyrtopleura costata
Quilling/Spiny Piddock Jouannetia quillingi
ARKS  
Baughman/Skewed Ark Anadara baughmani
Cut-ribbed Ark Anadara floridana
Eared Ark Anadara notabilis
Blood Ark Anadara ovalis
Transverse Ark Anadara transversa
Mossy Ark Arca imbricata
Turkey Wing Arca zebra
  Bathyarca orbiculata
Adams/Cancellate Ark Arcopsis adamsi
Red-brown Ark Barbatia cancellaria
White-beard Ark Barbatia candida
White Miniature Ark Barbatia domingensis
Delicate/Doc Bales Ark Barbatia tenera
  Bentharca sp.
Ponderous Ark Noetia ponderosa
AWNING CLAMS  
West Indian Awning Clam Solemya occidentalis
BITTERSWEETS  
Decussate Bittersweet Clam Glycymeris decussata
Comb Bittersweet Glycymeris pectinata
Bermuda Bittersweet Glycymeris subtilis
CALYPTO CLAMS  
  Vesicomya pilula
CARDITA CLAMS  
Bernard Condylclam Carditopsis cf. bernardi
Tiny Condylclam

Carditopsis smithii

Armlet Carditid Pleuromeris armilla
Threetooth Carditid Pleuromeris tridentate
Flattened Carditid Pteromeris perplana
CLEFT CLAMS  
  Leptaxinus sp.
Atlantic Cleft Clam Thyasira trisinuata
COCKLES  
Egg Cockle Laevicardium fiski
Common Egg Cockle Laevicardium laevigatum
Ravenel's/Painted Egg Cockle Laevicardium pictum
Giant Atlantic Cockle Laevicardium robustum
Lovely Micro Cockle Nemocardium peramabile
Transverse Micro Cockle Nemocardium transversum
Spiny Paper Cockle Papyridea soleniformis
Magnum Prickly Cockle Trachycardium magnum
  Trigoniocardia media
COQUINAS  
Texas Coquina Donax texasianus
CORAL CLAMS  
  Coralliophaga coralliophaga
CORBULA CLAMS  
Caribbean Corbula Corbula cf. caribaea
Contracted Corbula Corbula contracta
Waxy Corbula Corbula cymella
Dietz's Corbula Corbula dietziana
  Corbula operculata
Radial-ridged/Swift Corbula Corbula swiftiana
CRASSATELLAS  
Lunate Crassinella Crassinella lunulata
Martinique Crassinella Crassinella martinicensis
Gibbe's/Beautiful Crassatella Eucrassatella speciosa
CUSPIDARIA CLAMS  
Ornate Cardiomya Cardiomya ornatissima
Rostrate Cardiomya Cardiomya perrostrata
Grainy Plectodon/Jeffrey’s Cuspidaria  Plectodon granulatus
DIPLODONS  
Atlantic Diplodon Diplodonta punctata
Sister Diplodon Diplodonta soror
Inflated/Verrill Diplodon Diplodonta cf. verilli
  Timothynus sp.
FALSE MUSSELS  
Dark Falsemussel Mytilopsis leucophaeata
FILE CLAMS  
  Divarilima albicoma
Locklin/Skewed File Clam Lima locklini

Rough File Clam
Rough File Clam (Lima scabra)

Rough File Clam (Lima scabra)

Lima scabra
Smooth Lima Lima tenera
Henderson/Minute File Clam Limatula cf. hendersoni
Bristly File Clam Limatula setifera
Bronn/Dwarf File Clam Limea bronniana
GARI CLAMS  
  Gari (Psammobia) circe
HIATELLAS  
Arctic Hiatella/Wrinkled Rock Borer Hiatella arctica
Dirt Hiatella Hiatella azaria
Atlantic Geoduck Panopea bitruncata
  Saxicavella sagrinata
JACKKNIFE CLAMS  
Minor Jackknife Ensis minor
JEWEL BOXES  
Spiny Jewelbox Arcinella arcinella
Florida Spiny Jewelbox Arcinella cornuta
Little Corrugated Jewelbox Chama congregata
Pretty Jewelbox Chama cf. florida
Leafy Jewelbox Chama macerophylla
Smooth-edge Jewelbox Chama sinuosa
White Smooth-edged Jewelbox Chama sinuosa firma
Atlantic Jewelbox Pseudochama radia
JINGLES  
Common Jingle Anomia simplex
Atlantic False Jingle Pododesmus rudis
KELLY CLAMS  
Eastern Aligena Aligena cf. elevate
  Cymatioa sp.
Lined Erycina Erycina linella
Periscope Erycina Erycina periscopiana
Suborbicular Kelly Clam Kellia suborbicularis
  Lasaea sp.
  Lepton sp.
  Mysella sp.
LUCINA CLAMS  
Chalky Buttercup Lucine Anodontia philippiana
Dwarf Tiger Lucine Codakia orbiculata
  Ctena sp.
Cross-hatched Lucine Divalinga quadrisulcata
Miniature Lucine

Linga amiantus

Sombrero Lucine Linga sombrerensis
Woven Lucine Lucina nassula
Many-lined Lucine Parvilucina multilineata
LYONSIA CLAMS  
Pearly Entodesma Entodesma beana
Glassy Lyonsia Lyonsia cf. hyalina
MESODESMATIDS  
  Monterosatus sp.
MUSSELS  
  Adula sp.
Cinnamon Mussel Botula fusca scissor
Spreading-sculpture Crenella Crenella divaricata
Ridged/Coral-eating Mussel Gregariella coralliophaga
  Gregariella opifex
Hooked Mussel Ischadium recurvum
Chestnut Mussel Lioberus castaneus
Scissor Date Mussel Lithophaga aristata
Mahogany Date Mussel Lithophaga bisulcata
Black Date Mussel Lithophaga nigra
American Horse Mussel Modiolus americanus
NUT CLAMS  
Atlantic Nut Clam Nucula proxima
Pointed Nut Clam

Nuculana acuta

  Nuculana (Ledella) bipennis
Carpenter/Smooth Nut Clam Nuculana carpenteri
Concentric Nut Clam Nuculana concentrica
Barbed/Verrill Nut Clam Nuculana verrilliana
  Nuculana unca
OYSTERS  
  Dimya tigrina
McGinty's Oyster Parahyotissa mcgintyi
Atlantic Honeycombed Oyster Pycnodonte hyotis? (Hyotissa thomasi)
Mangrove Cupped Oyster Crassostrea cf. rhizophorae
Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica
Sponge Oyster Cryptostrea (Ostrea) permollis
Flat Tree Oyster Isognomon alatus
Lister Purse Oyster Isognomon radiatus
Frond Oyster
frond oyster

Dendrostrea (Lopha) frons
Caribbean Hammer Oyster Malleus candeanus
Crested Oyster Ostrea equestris
Atlantic Pearl Oyster Pinctada imbricata
Atlantic Kittenpaw Plicatula gibbosa
Atlantic Wing Oyster Pteria colymbus

Atlantic Thorny (Spiny) Oyster
Atlantic spiny (thorny) oyster (Spondylus americanus)

Atlantic spiny oyster (Spondylus americanus)

Atlantic Thorny Oyster (Spondylus americanus)

Spondylus americanus
  Spondylus gussoni
Digitate Thorny Oyster Spondylus ictericus
PANDORA CLAMS  
Inflated Pandora Pandora inflate
Three-line Pandora

Pandora trilineata

PARASITIC CLAMS  
Atlantic Galeommatid Aclistothyra atlantica
PENS  
Stiff Pen Shell Atrina rigida
Half-naked Pen Shell Atrina seminuda
Amber Pen Shell Pinna carnea
Rough Pen Shell Pinna rudis
POROMYA CLAMS  
Rostrate Poromya Poromya rostrata
ROCK-BORER CLAMS  
Atlantic Gastrochaenid
/Rocellaria
Gastrochaena hians

Stimpson Gastrochaenid/
Rocellaria

Gastrochaena stimpsoni
SCALLOPS  
Paper Scallop Amusium papyraceum
Atlantic Calico Scallop Argopecten? (Chlamys) gibbus
  Cyclopecten sp.
Round-rib Scallop Euvola (Pecten) raveneli
Many-ribbed Scallop Laevichlamys (Chlamys) multisquamata
Rough Scallop Lindapecten (Aequipecten) muscosus
Lion's Paw Scallop
lion's paw scallop (Lyropecten nodosus)
Lyropecten nodosus
Benedict's/Yellow-spot Scallop Spathochlamys (Chlamys) benedicti
SEMELE CLAMS  
Atlantic Abra Abra aequalis
Smooth Abra Abra lioica
Long Abra Abra longicallis americana
Concentric Ervilia Ervilia concentrica
Clipped Semele Semele bellastriata
Atlantic Semele Semele proficua
Purplish Semele Semele purpurascens
SPORTELLA CLAMS  
Elliptical Sportella Basterotia elliptica
SOLECURTUS CLAMS  
Corrugate Solecurtus Solecurtus cumingianus St.
St. Martha's/Stubby Solecurtus Solecurtus sanctaemarthae
SURF CLAMS  
Dwarf Surf Clam Mulinia lateralis
Atlantic Rangia Rangia cuneata
Brown Rangia Rangia flexuosa
TELLINS  
Western Tellin Cymatoica orientalis
Slender Macoma Macoma extenuata
Matagorda Macoma Macoma mitchelli
Mera Macoma Macoma pseudomera
Tagelus Macoma Macoma tageliformis
Elongate Macoma Macoma tenta
White Strigilla Strigilla mirabilis
Striate Tellin Tellina aequistriata
Alternate Tellin Tellina alternata
Rose-petal Tellin Tellina lineata
Shiny Dwarf Tellin Tellina nitens
Slandered Tellin Tellina probina
Crenulate Tellin Tellina squamifera
Sybaritic Tellin Tellina sybaritica
Many-colored Tellin Tellina versicolor
THRACIA CLAMS  
Conrad's/Undulate Thracia Thracia conradi
Rugosa Thracia Thracia rugosa (Cyathodonta semirugosa)
VENUS CLAMS  
  Axinulus cf. pygmaeus
Glory-of-the-seas Venus Callista eucymata
  Chione sp.
Empress Venus Circomphalus strigillinus
Thin Cyclinella Cyclinella tenuis
Disk Dosinia Dosinia discus
Elegant Dosinia Dosinia elegans
Rigid Venus Globivenus (Ventricolaria) rigida
Queen Venus Globivenus (Ventricolaria) rugatina
Clench/Thick-ridged Venus Lirophora (Chione) clenchi
Southern Quahog Mercenaria campechiensis
  Monterosatus sp.
  Periglypta (Antigona) sp.
Corded/Schwengel Pitar Pitar cordatus
Lightning Pitar Pitar fulminatus
  Pitar cf. munde
Lady-in-waiting Venus Puberella (Chione) intapurpurea
Gray Pygmy Venus Timoclea (Chione) grus
VERTICORD CLAMS  
Fischer Verticord Verticoria fischeriana
Ornate Verticord Verticordia ornata
YOLDIAS  
  Yoldia solenoides

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Chiton List

The following chitons are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Chitons
Common Name Scientific Name
Glass-haired Chiton Acanthochitona sp.
  Ischnochiton sp.
  Lepidochitona sp.

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Octopus List

Section of reef scattered with empty clam shells and one cowry shell
A pile of empty shells on the reef is often an indicator that an octopus lives nearby. This collection of debris is known as
an octopus midden.
Image: FGBNMS/Schmahl

The following octopuses are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Octopuses
Common Name Scientific Name
Paper Nautilus Argonauta sp.

Caribbean Two-spot Octopus
Caribbean Two-Spot Octopus (Octopus filosus)

Caribbean Two-Spot Octopus (Octopus filosus)

Caribbean Two-Spot Octopus swimming away (Octopus filosus)
(striped pattern)

Caribbean Two-Spot Octopus swimming away (Octopus filosus)
(pale color)

Octopus filosus

Video

White Spotted Octopus Octopus macropus
Common Octopus
Common Octopus (Octopus vulgaris)
Octopus vulgaris
Mimic Octopus Macrotritopus paralarvae

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Sea Hare List

The following sea hares are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Sea Hares
Common Name Scientific Name

Atlantic Black Sea Hare
Atlantic black sea hare

Atlantic black sea hare

Aplysia morio

Video

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Sea Slug List

The following sea slugs are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Sea Slugs
Common Name Scientific Name
Painted Elysia
Painted elysia (Elysia picta)
Elysia picta
Ornate Elysia
Elysia ornata
Nudibranch Flabellina dushia
Blue Glaucus Glaucus atlanticus (marinus)
Orange Sea Slug Thecacera pacifica
Atlantic Umbrella Slug Umbraculum umbraculum

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Snail List

The following snails are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Snails
Common Name Scientific Name
AUGERS  
Concave Auger Terebra concava
Fine-ribbed Auger Terebra protexta
BLIND SNAILS  
Club Caecum Caecum clava
Cooper’s Caecum Caecum cooperi
Horn-of-Plenty Caecum Caecum cornucopiae
Florida Caecum

Caecum floridana

Fine-line Caecum

Caecum heladum

Johnson’s Caecum Caecum johnsoni
Plicate Caecum Caecum plicatum
Beautiful Little Caecum Caecum pulchellum
Vera Cruz Caecum Caecum vestitum
BRONZE SNAILS  
Green/Mauger’s Erato Erato maugeriae
BUBBLE SNAILS  
Two-tooth Barrel-Bubble Acteocina (Cylichnella) bidentata
Channeled Barrel-Bubble Acteocina canaliculata
Straight Barrel-Bubble Acteocina recta
  Atys sandersoni
Striate Bubble Bulla striata
  Haminoea cf. glabra
Straight Glassy-Bubble

Haminoea cf. petiti

Amber Glassy-Bubble Haminoea succinea
  Oxynoe sp.
Adam's/Pitted Baby Bubble Rictaxis punctostriatus
  Ringicula nitida
Striate Helmet-Bubble Ringicula semistriata
  Scaphander watsoni
 

Volvulella minuta

Southern Spindle-Bubble Volvulella persimilis
Texas Spindle-Bubble

Volvulella texasiana

BUTTON SNAILS  
Button Snail Modulus modulus
CARRIER SNAILS  
American Carrier Snail Xenophora conchyliophora
CERITHS/HORN SNAILS  
Varicose Alaba/Cerith

Alaba incerta

Grass Cerith

Bittium varium

  Cerithiopsis abruptum
Awl Miniature Cerith Cerithiopsis emersonii
  Cerithiopsis flava
  Cerithiopsis fusiformis
  Cerithiopsis gemmulosa
 

Cerithiopsis cf. hero

  Cerithiopsis iota
  Cerithiopsis latum
  Cerithiopsis cf. pesa
  Cerithiopsis cf. rugulosum
Dark Cerith Cerithium atratum
Guinea Cerith Cerithium guinaicum
Stocky Cerith Cerithium litteratum
  Finella dubia
  Joculator ara
  Joculator aralia
 

Joculator lata

Brown Sargassum Snail Litiopa melanostoma
  Obtortio dubia
CONCHS  
Milk Conch Lobatus costatus
Roostertail Conch Lobatus gallus
Queen Conch
Queen Conch (Lobatus gigas)
Lobatus gigas

Hawkwing Conch

Lobatus raninus
Florida Fighting Conch Strombus alatus
CONE SNAILS  
  Agathotoma metria
  Bactrocythara asarca
  Conus amphiurgus
  Conus amphiurgus
Mace Cone Conus armiger
Austin's Cone Conus austini
Cancellate Cone Conus cancellatus
Clark's Cone Conus clarki
Flame Cone Conus delessertii
Agate Cone Conus ermineus (testudinarius)
Florida Cone Conus floridanus
Stearn's Cone Conus (jaspideus) stearnsii
  Conus cf. jaspideus
Bermuda/Mindanao Cone Conus mindanus
Mouse Cone Conus mus
Crown Cone Conus regius
  Daphnella cf. margaretae
  Daphnella retifera
  Kurtziella diomedea
  Mangelia sp.
  Oenopota sp.
CORAL LOVERS  
  Latiaxis mansfieldi
CORAL SNAILS  
Short Coral Shelll Coralliophila abbreviata
Globose Coral Snail Coralliophila aberrans
Caribbean Coral Snail Coralliophila caribaea
Pagoda Coral Snail Coralliophila scalariformes
COWRIES  
Atlantic Deer Cowrie
Cypraea cervus
Atlantic Gray Cowrie Cypraea cinerea
Atlantic Yellow Cowrie Cypraea spurca acicularis

Measled Cowrie
Measled Cowrie (Cypraea zebra)

Measled Cowrie (Cypraea zebra)

Cypraea zebra
DISTORTED TRITONS  
Atlantic Distorsio Distorsio clathrata
  Distorsio constricta mcgintyi
DOVE SNAILS  
  Anachis hotessieriana
Well-ribbed Dove Snail Anachis lafresnayi
Fat Dove Snail

Anachis obesa

  Mitrella idalina
DRILL SNAILS  
  Bellaspira cf. brunnescens
  Bellaspira cf. margaritensis
  Cerodrillia clappi
 

Drillia sp.

 

Leptadrillia cookie

  Lissodrillia (Cerodrillia) simpsoni
  Splendrillia (Fenimorea) janetae
  Splendrillia (Fenimorea) moseri
  Syntomodrillia sp.
EGG SNAILS  

McGinty's Flamingo Tongue/                        Spotted Cyphoma

Cyphoma mcgintyi (gibossum)
   
   
FAN SNAILS  
McGinty's Flamingo Tongue, Spotted Cyphoma Cyphoma mcgintyi
Sea Fan Snail, Single-tooth Simnia Simnia? uniplicata
FALSE LIMPETS  
 

Tylodina americana

Kreb’s False Limpet Williamia krebsii
FROG SNAILS  
Cuba Frog Snail
Cuba Frog Snail (Bursa granularis cubaniana)
Bursa granularis cubaniana
St. Thomas Frog Snail Bursa thomae
GEMSTONE SNAILS  
Briar Cyclostreme

Arene briareus

Star Cyclostreme Arene cruentata
 

Arene gemma

Gem Cyclostreme

Arene tricarinata

 

Cyclostrema amabile

  Cyclostrema cf. tortuganum
 

Liotia sp.

GUTTER SNAILS/TRIVIAS  
Antilles Trivia Trivia antillarum
Little White Trivia

Trivia candidula

Maltbie’s Trivia

Trivia maltbiana

Pink/Suffuse Trivia Trivia suffuse
HELMETS  
Flame Helmet Cassis flammea
Reticulated Cowrie Helmet Cypraecassis testiculus
Scotch Bonnet Phalium granulatum
LIMPETS  
Spotted Limpet Acmaea pustulata
Cayenne Keyhole Limpet Diodora cayenensis
  Diodora jaumei
  Diodora sayi
Ruffled Emarginula Emarginula phrixodes
 

Emarginula pumila

Dagger Emarginula

Emarginula sicula

Tuberculate Emarginula

Emarginula tuberculosa

Eight-rib Emarginula Hemitoma octoradiata
Shield Fleshy Limpet Lucapina aegis
Philippi's Limpet Lucapina philippiana
Sowerby's Fleshy Limpet Lucapina sowerbii
File Fleshy Limpet

Lucapinella limatula

 

Puncturella sp.

Webbed Rimula

Rimula aequisculpta

Bridle Rimula

Rimula frenulata

 

Zeidora bigelowi

MANGELIDS  
Waxy Mangelia Cryoturris cerinella
  Cryoturris (Kurtziella) serga
  Daphnella cf. margaretae
  Drilliola comatotropis
  Ithycythara cf. kellumi
 

Ithycythara cf. pentagonalis

Brown-tip Mangelia

Kurtziella atrostyla

 

Kurtziella cf. cerina

  Kurtziella diomedea
Punctate Mangelia Kurtziella limonittela
  Mangelia quadrata
 

Nannodiella melanitica

 

Nannodiella vespuciana

 

Oenopota sp.

 

Pyrgocythara canoidissima

 

Tenaturriscf. inepta

MARGINELLAS  
Teardrop Marginella Granulina ovuliformis
  Marginella sp
 

Persicula lavelleeana

 

Prunum succinea (Hyalina veliei)

MATHILDAS  
Barbados Mathilda Mathilda barbadensis
MITERS  
White-band Miter Costellaria (Vexillum?) sykesi
Beaded Miter Mitra nodulosa
  Vexillum cf. albocinctum
 

Vexillum cf. epiphaneum

Show-off Miter Vexillum histrio
MOON SNAILS

Moon Snail egg collar
Moon Snail Egg Collar
Fingernail Moon Snail

Haliotinella patinaria

Netted Moon Snail Natica castrensis
Morocco Moon Snail Natica marochiensis
  Natica pusilla
Shark's Eye, Atlantic Moon Snail Polinices duplicatus
Brown Moon Snail Polinices hepaticus
Milk Moon Snail Polinices lacteus
MUD SNAILS  
Narrowmouth Hydrobe Texadina (Littoridina) sphinctostoma
MUREXES  
  Aspella sp.
Consuela's Murex Chicoreus consuela
Apple Murex Chicoreus (Murex) pomum
Pitted Murex Favartia cellulosa
Rose Murex Haustellum (Murex) rubidum

Giant Eastern Murex
Murex snail on a bright orange sponge

giant eastern murex (Hexaplex fulvescens)

Hexaplex (Murex) fulvescens
Bent-beak Murex Murex recurvirostris
  Stramonita haemastoma canaliculata
Florida Rocksnail Stramonita haemastoma floridana
  Thais sp.
Twin Drupe Trachypollia didyma
Blackberry Drupe Trachypollia?(Morula) nodulosa
  Trachypollia sclera
NASSAS  
Sharp Nassa

Nassarius acutus

Variable/White Nassa Nassarius albus
NERITES  
Olive Nerite Neritina reclivata
Virgin Nerite Neritina virginea
NISOS/BLOOD-SUCKING SNAILS  
Twisted Eulima Melanella arcuate
Conoidal Eulima Melanella conoidea
  Melanella giba
  Melanella hypsela
  Melanella intermedia
Brown-line Niso Niso aeglees
Gold-stripe Eulima Strombiformis auricinctus
Two-band Eulima Strombiformis bifasciatus
Two-line Eulima Strombiformis bilineatus
NUTMEGS  
Smith's Nutmeg Axelella (Agatrix) smithii
Common Nutmeg Cancellaria reticulata
Arrow Dwarf Triton Tritonoharpa (Colubraria) lanceolata
OLIVES  
Lettered Olive Oliva sayana
Bubble Dwarf Olive Olivella bullula
Whitened Dwarf Olive

Olivella dealbata

OMALOGYRIDS  
  Omalogyra (Ammonicera) albospiciosa
  Omalogyra (Ammonicera) familiaris
  Omalogyra (Ammonicera) minortalis
  Omalogyra (Ammonicera) sculpturata
  Omalogyra (Ammonicera) zebrina
ORBISTELLIDS  
  Orbitestella bermudezi
PERIWINKLES  
Marsh Periwinkle Littorina irrorata
PHEASANT SNAILS  
Turtlegrass Pheasant Tricolia thalassicola
PLANAXIS SNAILS  
Compact Fossarus Fossarus (Gottoina) compactus
Anomolous Fossarus Iselica anomala
PTEROPODS  
Bulimoid Pteropod Limacina bulimoides
Planorboid Pteropod Limacina inflate
Lesueur’s Pteropod

Limacina lesueurii

RISSO'S SNAILS  
West Indian Alvania

Alvania auberiana            

Colombian Alvania Alvania colombiana
 

Amphithalamus valley

  Folinia cf. histia
 

Onoba sp.

Caribbean Risso Rissoella caribaea
Yellow-bodied Risso

Rissoella galba

 

Rissoina cancellata

  Rissoina decussate
  Rissoina multicostata
 

Rissoina sagraiana

  Rissoina cf. striatocostata
 

Rissoina striosa

 

Schwartziella chesnelii

  Schwartziella elegantissima
  Stosicia aberrans
 

Zebina browniana

 

Zebina eulimoides

SEA BUTTERFLIES  
Peron’s Sea Butterfly Atlanta peronei
Long-snout Cavoline

Cavolinia longirostris

Three-tooth Cavoline

Cavolinia tridentate

Uncinate Cavoline

Cavolinia uncinata

Pyramid Clio Clio pyramidata
Straight-needle Pteropod

Creseis acicula

Cigar Pteropod Cuvierina columnella
Four-tooth Cavoline

Diacria quadridentata

Three-spine Cavoline

Diacria trispinosa

Striate Clio

Hyalocyclis striata

SLIPPERS  
Circular Chinese Hat Calyptraea centralis
False Cup-and-Saucer Cheilea equestris
Spiny Slipper Snail Crepidula aculeate

Common Atlantic Slipper Snail

Crepidula fornicata
Eastern White Slipper Snail Crepidula plana
West Indian Cup-and-Saucer Crucibulum auricula
SLIT SNAILS  
Slit Shell Entemnotrochus adansonianus
Belt Scissurelle

Scissurella cingulate

Florida Scissurelle

Scissurella proxima

 

Scissurella cf. tabulate

 

Sinezona sp.

SPONGE SNAILS  
Mottled Triphora Cosmotriphora melanura
White Atlantic Triphora

Cosmotriphora ornata

 

Cosmotriphora pulchella

 

Inella cf. samanae

St. Thomas Triphora

Iniforis turristhomae

 

Metaxia abrupta

 

Metaxia exilis

 

Metaxia rugulosum          

  Monophorus nigrocincta
 

Triphora hemphilli

 

Triphora intermedia

White Atlantic Triphora Triphora melanura
St. Thomas Triphora

Triphora turristhomae

 

Triphora cf. novem

STILIFERS  
  Mucronalia nidorum
Thomas' Stilifer Stilifer subulatus
SUNDIALS  
Common Sundial Architectonica nobilis
Beaded Sundial Heliacus bisulcatus
Smooth Sundial Phillippia krebsii
TOMB SNAILS  
Impressed Odostome Boonea (Odostomia) impressa
 

Chrysallida doliolum

 

Chrysallida laxa

 

Cyclostremella humilis

  Odostomia (Cingulina) babylonia
  Odostomia cf. canaliculata
  Odostomia (Cyclodostomia) didyma
  Odostomia (Fargoa) gaudens
 

Odostomia (Ividella) navisa

 

Odostomia (Boonea) somersi

  Odostomia (Jordanula) sp
 

Peristichia agria

 

Pyramdiella crenulata      

 

Triptychus niveus

 

Turbonilla crenulata

 

Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus) cf. deboeri

 

Turbonilla cf. fonteini

 

Turbonilla fustis

 

Turbonilla hemphilli

  Turbonilla (Ptycheulimella) hespera
  Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus) interrupta
  Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus) ornata
  Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus) peilei
 

Turbonilla penistoni

 

Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus) portoricana

 

Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus) puncta

  Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus) pupoides
 

Turbonilla pusilla

 

Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus) pyrrha

 

Turbonilla (dunkeria) riisei

  Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus) rixta
  Turbonilla styliformis
 

Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus) substriatus

 

Turbonilla swiftii

 

Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus) tabulatella

 

Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus) textilis

TOP SNAILS  
Sprocket Top Snail

Calliostoma dentatum

Sculptured Top Snail Calliostoma euglyptum
Fascinating Top Snail Calliostoma fascinans
Mottled Top Snail Calliostoma jujubinum
Beautiful Top Snail Calliostoma pulchrum
Rosy Top Snail Calliostoma roseolum
Gulf Stream Top Snail Calliostoma scalenum
Depressed Top Snail Calliostoma yucatecanum
TORNIDS  
  Cyclostremiscus jeannae
 

Cyclostremiscus ornatus

 

Cyclostremiscus pentagonus

Fringed/Hairy Vitrinella

Episcynia inornata

 

Ganesa sp.

Palm Beach Macromphaline Macromphalina palmalitoris
 

Parviturbo cf. granulum

Interrupted Vitrinella

Parviturboides interruptus

Tuberculate Cyclostreme

Sansonia tuberculate

 

Solariorbis blakei

 

Teinostoma (Pseudorotella) alta

  Teinostoma (Pseudorotella) goniogyrus
 

Teinostoma incertum

 

Teinostoma lerema

 

Teinostoma (Pseudorotella) parvicallum

  Teinostoma (Pseudorotella) cf. reclusum
 

Vitrinella sp.

TRITONS  
Atlantic Trumpet Triton

Charonia variegata

  Cymatium cingulatum
  Cymatium krebsi
Knobbed Triton Cymatium muricinum
Goldmouth Triton Cymatium nicobaricum
Giant Triton Cymatium parthenopeum
Atlantic Hairy Triton Cymatium pileare
Ruby Triton Cymatium rubeculum occidentale
Miniature Triton-trumpet Pisania pusio
Gaudy Cantharus Pollia (Pisania) auritula
Tinted Pisania Pollia (Pisania) tincta
TULIPS/SPINDLES  
  Fasciolaria lilium
  Fasciolaria lilium lilium
 

Fusinus sp.

Brown-lined Latirus Latirus infundibulum
Horse Conch
Horse Conch (Pleuroploca gigantea)
Pleuoploca gigantea
TUNS  
Atlantic Partridge Tun Tonna maculosa
TURBANS  
Longspine Star Snail Astralium (Astraea) phoebium
American Star Snail Lithopoma americanum
Carved Star Snail Lithopoma caelatum (Astraea caelata)
West Indian Star Snail Lithopoma tectum (Astraea tecta)
Filose Turban Turbo cailleti
Channeled Turban Turbo canaliculatus
Chestnut Turban Turbo castanea
TURRET SNAILS  
Eastern Turret Snail Turritella exoleta
TURRISES  
  Buchema sp.
Lesser Star Turris Cochlespira radiata
  Compsodrillia acestra
  Crassispira tampaensis
  Lioglyphostoma cf. adematum
  Lioglyphostoma cf. jousseamii
  Lioglyphostoma woodringi
  Neodrillia cydia
White Giant Turris Polystira albida
  Pyrgospira ostrearum
  Veprecula sp.
TUSKS  
  Dentalium carduum
  Dentalium texasianum
WATER SNAILS  
  Aclis eolis
 

Bermudaclis bermudensis

  Graphis (Aclis) underwoodae
WENTLETRAPS  
Wrinkle-ribbed Wentletrap Epitonium foliaceicosta
 

Epitonium frielei

Stout Wentletrap Epitonium krebsii
New England Wentletrap Epitonium novangliae
  Epitonium turritellum
Monterey Wentletrap Opalia burryi
WHELKS  
Splendid Whelk Busycon candelabrum
Perverse Whelk Busycon perversum
WORM SNAILS  
  Dendropoma (Spiroglyptus) cf. annulatus
  Dendropoma (Spiroglyptus) cf. irregularis
 

Petaloconchus erectus

 

Petaloconchus cf. mcgintyi

Slit Worm Snail Siliquaria squamata (anguillae)
Florida Worm Snail Vermicularia knorrii
West Indian Worm Snail Vermicularia spirata

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Squid List

The following squid are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Squid
Common Name Scientific Name
Southern Shortfin Squid Illex coindetii
Longfin Squid

Loligo pealei

Video

Roper Inshore Squid

Loligo roperi

Video

Flying Squid Ommasrephes pteropus

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Download a List of Mollusk Species (384kb pdf) found in the coral cap region of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.




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