Calliostoma variegatum (Carpenter, 1864)
Common name(s): Variegated top shell
|C. variegatum, about 2 cm diameter, collected by otter trawl at 100 m depth in San Juan Channel July 2004|
|(Photo by: Dave Cowles, July 2004)|
How to Distinguish from Similar Species: C. ligatum has unbeaded spiral ridges and clearly convex whorls. C. annulatum also has beaded spirals but the lower spiral on each whorl is blue or purplish.
Depth Range: Subtidal
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The image above and below are of an individual from a benthic trawl in the San Juan Channel, about 100 m depth, July 2006.