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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 a year ago

Beautiful teal and orange. Nice spotting LivanEscudero.

LivanEscudero
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LivanEscudero

Florida, USA

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

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