- Fasciolaria lilium
Fasciolaria lilium Abapertural view of a shell of Fasciolaria lilium Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Gastropoda (unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea Family: Fasciolariidae Genus: Fasciolaria Species: F. lilium Binomial name Fasciolaria lilium
Fisher von Waldheim, 1807
Fasciolaria distans Lamarck, 1822
This species was previously known as Fasciolaria (Cinctura) lilium, but this combination has never been published validly.
- Fasciolaria lilium branhamae Rehder & Abbot, 1951
- Fasciolaria lilium tortugana Hollister, 1957
The banded tulip shell does not grow as large as that of the true tulip, Fasciolaria tulipa. Also the color pattern is different: the color splotches appear as a redder color (blue in rare areas) and the stripes that give the banded tulip its name are much farther apart.
The shell grows to be 2 ¼ - 4 1/8 inches (5.7-10.5 cm) in length.
F. lilium is found in sand or muddy sand from 2 to 150 feet depth.
Little is known about the banded tulip’s diet, but it is assumed that it is similar to that of the true tulip: small gastropods and bivalves.
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