The Genera Busycon & Busycotypus (Whelks)

New Smyrna Beach

    Taxonomy herein follows the latest authoritative work (1998) Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Mollusks, 2nd edition, American Fisheries Society Special Publication 26 (Turgeon, D. D., J. F. Quinn, Jr., A. E. Bogan, E. V. Coan, F. G. Hochberg, W. G. Lyons, P. M. Mikkelsen, R. J. Neves, C. F. E. Roper, G. Rosenberg, B. Roth, A. Scheltema, F. G. Thompson, M. Vecchione, and J. D. Williams).

    Research conducted by Dr. Wise (Houston Museum of Natural Science), Dr. Dillon (College of Charleston), and Dr. Harasewych (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution) suggests that all living sinistral whelks of the west Atlantic are conspecific [of the same species], Busycon perversum (Linnaeus, 1758) being the oldest available nomen. (See abstract)

Guide To Northeast Florida Whelks

Busycon carica (Gmelin, 1791) Living Animal

Busycotypus canaliculatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Genus Busycon Genus Busycotypus
Busycon carica (Gmelin, 1791) Radula

Egg Capsules

Radular Teeth Egg Capsules
Genus Busycon Freak Shells Busycotypus | Busycon Opercula
Genus Busycon Freak Shells

Busycotypus | Busycon Opercula

Also See:   Busycon Taxonomic Travail