Meaning of the Name

Allogona profunda (Say) is the scientific name for this particular snail. All known living organisms are given a name that is derived from either Latin or Greek. This is for the mere purpose of keeping things consistent and universal to everyone. This particular snail, Allogona profunda (Say), gets its name from two roots. First of all the genus name Allogona comes from the Greek words allos gone, which means different genitalia. The second part of the name, profunda, comes from the Latin word profundis, which means deep (It's all greek).