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Leptocalina colubrina (Morelet, 1866)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Pulmonata - pulmonates »  family Achatinidae »  genus Leptocalina

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Leptocalina colubrina

Author: Tryon & Pilsbry

Leptocalina colubrina

Author: Breure, A.S.H. , Audibert, C. & Ablett, J.D.

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Description

Shell ovate-turrite, subfusiform, rather thin, glossy, lon-gitudinally plicatulate-striate; sooty, darker below, orna¬mented with wavy or angular blackish stripes. Spire turrite, the apex subacute; suture crenulate, pale-margined. Whorls 7,5, moderately convex, the early ones more or less granulate, the last tapering downwards, three-sevenths the total length. Columella nearly straight, violaceous-brown, reaching nearly to the base. Aperture oblong semioval, purple-black and pearly within. Peristome thin and unexpanded. Length 55, diam. 20 mm.; aperture 23 mm. long, 10 wide.
A species of long, slender contour and dark coloration. Spiral striae are wholly wanting in some individuals, and when present they rarely pass beyond the penult, whorl.
Tryon, G.W. & Pilsbry, H.A.; 1904-1905; Manual of Conchology, Series 2, Volume 17, African Achatinidae

Distribution

Angola. District of Ambaca, near the cavern Purica-carambola.
Tryon, G.W. & Pilsbry, H.A.; 1904-1905; Manual of Conchology, Series 2, Volume 17, African Achatinidae
Author: Jan Delsing

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