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Red-mouthed Rock Shell

Stramonita haemastoma

Habitat:

Tropical and warm water areas of the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean. Bay, on hard substrates such as rocks and oyster reefs.

Notes:

In looking for ID, I found it also called Florida Rock Snail and saw the name (Stramonita floridana) and even as a subspecies (Stramonita haemastoma floridana) so not entirely sure on specific ID. Anyway a very pretty and interesting snail. It was placed face down as found on the rock after photo. Interesting NOTE: Royal Purple and Red dye was made from several species of Murex snails including this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrian_pur...

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1 Comment

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 months ago

Beautiful teal and orange. Nice spotting LivanEscudero.

LivanEscudero
Spotted by
LivanEscudero

Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 31, 2019
Submitted on Jan 1, 2020

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