Sinistrofulgur sinistrum

Family : Buccinidae

 

Sinistrofulgur sinistrum, Buccinidae

With its spiral that contrary to usual wraps in anti-clockwise way, the Sinistrofulgur sinistrum has an up to 40 cm shell, very appreciated by the shells collectors also for its elegant drawings and the sculptural look with pyriform opening. This gastropod present along the Atlantic North American coasts from New Jersey to Texas, loves the estuaries and mangroves. It often moves hidden under sand. It is a greedy predator of bivalves, often clams that opens with the strength of the big foot to enter the glade and eat them alive inside the shell © Giuseppe Mazza

 

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