Taxonomy Search:

Busycotypus canaliculatus
Image courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Busycotypus canaliculatus
Taxonomic Group: Mollusks-Gastropods
Common name: CHANNELED WHELK

Overview:

Busycotypus canaliculatus is a large predatory snail commonly known as the Channeled Whelk. It is native to the Eastern coast of North America from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to St. Augustine, Florida. It is introduced and established in San Francisco Bay, California. It occurs in a variety of habitats, including oyster beds, mud, and sand flats from the intertidal zone to depths of about 15 m. In its native habitat, it is an important fisheries species and an important predator of bivalves, but there is little information on its economic or ecological impacts in its introduced range.

This is some default tab content, embedded directly inside this space and not via Ajax. It can be shown when no tabs are automatically selected, or associated with a certain tab, in this case, the first tab.


Citation:

Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
http://invasions.si.edu/nemesis/.
Access Date:



Marine Invasions Lab
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

P.O. Box 28
647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037-0028 Tel: 443 482 2200
Fax: 443 482 2380
invasionsweb@si.edu


Databases Overview| Chesapeake Bay | National Database |