Epitonium angulatum (Say, 1831)

Epitonium angulatum (Say, 1831)

Mayport Naval Station Beach, Duval Co, FL (about 25 mm.)

Epitonium angulatum (Say, 1831)

Little Talbot Island State Park, Duval County, Florida, 3/26/2001 (about 20-25mm.)

    By far the most common wentletrap on our beaches. Most of the perceived variability in this species is the result of allometric growth. Plump juveniles grow into slender adults. The dying snail often secretes a beautiful lavender stain onto its shell as a final signature.

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