Taxon profile


Carinapex papillosa A. Garrett, 1873

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Caenogastropoda »  family Horaiclavidae »  genus Carinapex


Length, 2.5 mm; diameter, 1 mm


Shell: biconic; with prominent beads; light yellow-brown. Spire: protoconch of three and one-half conical whorls, the two abapical whorls carinate; teleoconch of four whorls, slightly inflated; suture impressed, wide. Sculpture: two spirals of prominent circular beads joined by axial columns on the apical whorls, last whorl with three beaded spirals and prominent spiral cords; beads circular and spaced about their own diameter apart. Aperture: ovate; with a thick, sutural sinus; siphonal canal and columella straight. Color: apical whorls and base white, other whorls light yellow-brown.
Source: Kay, E.A. 1979. Hawaiian Marine Shells.


C. papillosa was described from Tahiti. It also occurs on Hawaii. There these turrids were occasionally found in beach drift on southern beaches en Oahu, and in sediments to depths of about 30 m.
Author: Jan Delsing

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Carinapex papillosa Garrett, 1873]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013

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