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species

Nerita orbignyana Récluz, 1841

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  family Neritidae - Nerites »  genus Nerita

Scientific synonyms

Nerita (Linnerita) orbignyana Récluz, 1841

Images

Nerita orbignyana

Author: Ivo Antušek

Nerita orbignyana

Author: Bosch et al.

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Description

18mm. Thick, glossy, broader than tall, sutures distinct, flat topped. Columella has about 4 short, broad and narrow teeth; callus pad almost smooth; outer lip weakly ridged inside. Prominent growth lines. Shades of red, brown, orange yellow, green, grey and ivory with darker bands, zigzags and mottlings; apertural area white tinged orange. Columella smooth, glossy. Habitat: Intertidal on rocks.
Bosch, D.T., Dance, S.P., Moolenbeek, R.G. en Oliver, G., 1995. Seashells of Eastern Arabia.
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 Nerita orbignyana (Récluz, 1841)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013

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