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Profile lexID: 9468 AphiaID: 419546 Scientific: Vermicularia knorrii German: Florida Wurmschnecke English: Florida Wormsnail Category: Escargots de mer Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > [unassigned] Caenogastropoda (Order) > Turritellidae (Family) > Vermicularia (Genus) > knorrii (Species) Initial determination: (Deshayes, ), 1843 Occurrence: , Puerto Rico , Jamaica Bermudes, Caraïbes, Floride, golfe du Mexique, Kuba, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), USA Size: 2 cm - 10 cm Temperature: °C - 28°C Food: Filter feeder, plancton Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Created: 2016-03-09 20:08:19
Last edit: 2016-03-09 20:08:19
Vermicularia knorrii (Deshayes, 1843)
The shell of this Florida wormsnail is pale brown,the apex is pure white and translucent.
Vermicularia knorrii is similar to Vermicularia fargoi, but whorls smooth. When it grows the shell becomes loosely and irregular coiled.
Vermicularia knorrii can be found to depht of 2-110 m.
A countless number of Vermetid snails built with there calcerous shell so-called Vermetid reefs.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Caenogastropoda (Order) > Cerithioidea (Superfamily) > Turritellidae (Family) > Vermiculariinae (Subfamily) > Vermicularia (Genus) > Vermicularia knorrii (Species)
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