THE EUPLEURAS Genus EUPLEURA, H. and A. Ads.
Shell ranelliform, with two prominent, and intermediate smaller varices; aperture toothed within. Five species. Distribu tion, West Indies, Atlantic coast of United States and Panama.
This confusing genus has the shell of a Urosalpinx, the teeth of a Murex, the varices of a Ranella, and the operculum of a Purpura. Tryon considers it intermediate between Murex and Ranella.
varices, opposite each other. These are sometimes reduced to small size. The lip is thick and set within a border of raised granules. The animal is white except the yellow foot. Length, to i I inches. Distribution, Massachusetts Bay to Georgia. E. Tampaensis, Conr., is more robust, with sharper ribs and shorter canal. Varices scarcely distinguishable. Length, i inch. Habitat. — West Coast of Florida.