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