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Euchelus bermudensis R.G. Moolenbeek & M.J. Faber, 1989

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Seguenziida »  family Chilodontidae »  genus Euchelus

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Euchelus bermudensis

Author: Moolenbeek & Faber

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Description

Shell small, length 3.3 mm, width 2.4 mm (ZMA Moll. no. 3.87.029), nonumbilicate. Protoconch depressed, less than 1 whorl and clearly demarcated from teleoconch; with very fine, irregularly anastomosing sculpture and 2 very fine spiral threads; diameter 0.22 mm. Teleoconch with 4 stepped whorls. First postnuclear whorl nearly smooth, gradually axial ribs are developed and still later the spiral cords. On penultimate whorl 2 spiral cords and a small one just above the suture. Bodywhorl with 7-8 weak spiral cords and a microsculpture all over consisting of crisp, densely crowded minute granules. Aperture ovate with 7 lirations and 3 denticles inside. The last two denticles on the columella base are strongly developed. Colour brilliant white; aperture nacreous white inside.
Moolenbeek & Faber 1989. The genus Euchelus in the West Indies

Interchangeable taxa

E. bermudensis n.sp. differs from E. guttarosea in being uniform white, having less pronounced spiral and axial sculpture and in liration/dentation of the aperture. The weaker sculpture and other dentation separate the new species from E. hummelincki n.sp.
Moolenbeek & Faber 1989. The genus Euchelus in the West Indies
Author: Jan Delsing

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [http://www.bagniliggia.it/WMSD/WMSDhome....] [as Euchelus bermudensis Moolenbeek & Faber, 1989]
Data retrieved on: 22 November 2013

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