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Vaughtia fenestrata (Gould, 1860)

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Ocenebra fenestrata A. A. Gould, 1862


Vaughtia fenestrata

Autor: Jan Delsing

Vaughtia fenestrata

Autor: Radwin & D'Attilio

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As Urosalpinx punctulata:
The shell is small (maximum length 16 mm) and fusiform. The spire is high, consisting of two and one-half nuclear whorls and four or five convex to very weakly shouldered postnuclear whorls. The suture is weakly impressed. The body whorl is of moderate size and fusoid. The aperture is moderately large and ovate, with a weak anal sulcus. The outer apertural lip is unthickened, slightly flaring, and finely crcnulate at its margin; the inner surface of the outer lip bears fine lirations extending just beyond the flaring portion of the lip. The columellar lip is smooth and entirely adherent. The siphonal canal is short, narrowly open, and bent dorsally.
The body whorl is nonvaricate and bears 15 to 20 low to obsolete axial costae. Spiral sculpture consists of numerous fine cords of various sizes and strengths, Six fine cords are evident on the shoulder and a strong shoulder-margin cord is followed by a secondary thread and seven moderately strong cords; at the base of the body another secondary thread is followed by four to six moderately prominent cords on the canal. The moderately deep spaces between the cords are bridged by fine, erect, axial lamellae, these obsolete over the cords, the combination imparting a microscopically pitted appearance to the shell surface, particularly in a broad band just below the shoulder margin.
Shell color is pale fleshy yellow to fleshy tan. Several spiral cords show an interrupted pattern of small brown and white blotches, this being strongest on the cord at the shoulder margin.
Radwin, G.E. & D'Attilio, A., 1976. Murex Shells of the World. An Illustrated Guide to the Muricidae.


South Africa (our specimens are from False Bay).
Radwin, G.E. & D'Attilio, A., 1976. Murex Shells of the World. An Illustrated Guide to the Muricidae.

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