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Busycon carica   (Gmelin, 1791)

knobbed whelk

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification
Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Melongenidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 24.9 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 75 m (Ref. 83435)

Climate / Range
Subtropical; 43°N - 27°N, 82°W - 65°W (Ref. 83435)

Distribution
Western Atlantic Ocean: USA and Mexico. From Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Cape Canaveral, Florida (Ref. 101477) and to the northern coast of Campeche, Mexico (Ref. 101490).
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 104440. Intertidal (Ref. 106829) to subtidal (Ref. 101477). Found in sand flats (Ref. 101477). Carnivorous. Forages on intertidal flats and creeks fringed by oyster reef and in subtidal channels (Ref. 106829). Preys on bivalves (Refs. 101524, 101525) such as oysters, scallops and clams (Ref. 106829). It uses the lip of its shell, synchronous with its foot, to penetrate, break off and force open the valves of its prey (Refs. 101524, 101525). Broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos emerged into miniature adults which further develop into grown adults (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium