Atlantic Muck: Prunum carneum

Prunum carneum (Storer, 1837)

orange Marginella

Description: Very glossy, ovate, orange shell with a faint narrow white spiral band. Outer lip is thickened, smooth, and white. The apex may be covered by a callus of enamel. The columella bears four smog teeth.

Size: 10-20 mm.

Ecology: Inhabits sand, clay, and mud bottoms from the intertidal to depths of 25 m; often associated with seagrass.

Geological range: Pliocene-Recent (5-0 million years ago).

Geographic distribution: Caribbean – Florida.

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