Atlantic Muck: Trachypollia nodulosa

Trachypollia nodulosa (C. B. Adams, 1845)

blackberry drupe

Description: Elongate-conic shape shell, with a purplish-brown coloration. Sculpture studded with spiral/axially arranged nodules of beads with fine spiral threads. Very fine teeth may protrude on the inner surface of the outer lip. Aperture is elongate, but with a short siphonal canal.

Size: 10-20 mm.

Ecology: Under rocks and coral rubble from shore face to inner shelf depths (0-20 m).

Geological range: Pleistocene-Recent (2-0 million years ago).

Geographic distribution: Caribbean, Florida, West Africa.

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