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Scaphander mundus R.B. Watson, 1883

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Opistobranchia - opisthobranchs »  family Scaphandridae »  genus Scaphander

Scientific synonyms

Scaphander alatus W. H. Dall, 1895

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Scaphander mundus

Author: Systematisches Conchylien Cabinet.

Scaphander mundus

Author: Dall, W.H.

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Description

Scaphander alatus: Shell pure white, with a pale straw-colored epidermis, polished, punc¬tate, with a pervious axis; sculpture of faint lines of growth crossed by numerous line rows of punctures, with wider, pretty regular, interspaces; behind the pillar lip a few of these rows are so impressed as to form grooves; form of the shell ovate, attenuated in the posterior third; aperture as long as the shell, narrow behind, rounded in front; outer lip sharp, produced behind the immersed spire in an alate manner; body with a thin wash of smooth pure white callus; pillar lip twisted about a pervious axis, stout, thick, with a narrow groove behind its anterior part, but no umbilical chink. Extreme length of shell 35, maximum diameter 20 mm.
Dall, W.H. 1895. Report on Mollusca and Brachiopoda dredged in Deep Water, Chiefly near the Hawaiian Islands, with illustrations of hitherto unfigured species from Northwest America.
Author: Jan Delsing

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