Taxon profile


Kermia episema (J.C. Melvill & R. Standen, 1896)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Neogastropoda »  family Raphitomidae »  genus Kermia

Scientific synonyms

Philbertia episema J. C. Melvill & R. Standen, 1896


Kermia episema

Author: Jan Delsing


Shell. 5x2 mm, fusiform, turreted. It has 5 teleconch whorls, and the protoconch is elevated with 3 convex whorls. It has weak can¬cellate sculpture of about 11 axial ribs and 4 spiral cords on the penultimate whorl. The aperture is narrow with 6 denticles inside the outer lip It is white having yellow to orange lines on the sutures and adapical spiral cord of each whorl and 3-4 extra yellow lines on the body whorl.
Description by Chang, 2001. Small turrids of Taiwan.
Author: Jan Delsing

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Philbertia episema (Melvill & Standen, 1896)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013

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