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Epitonium championi Clench & Turner, 1952

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  family Epitoniidae - Wentletraps »  genus Epitonium

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Epitonium championi

Author: Tunnell et al.

Taxon in country check-lists*

North America: Bermuda, United States of America (Florida, Texas), South America: Brazil, Caribbean

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Description

Distribution: Texas, Florida to Brazil; Bermuda. Size: 8 to 10 mm.
Description: Color uniform dull white to tannish; shape broadly conic; sculpture of many axial, bladelike costae that do not connect with subsequent whorls; spiral sculpture of small threads between costae and even finer, microscopic axial threads intersecting the spiral threads within the inner spaces; nuclear whorls smooth; aperture subcircular; parietal shield over umbilical area; costae on body whorl pass under parietal shield and into umbilicus.
Habitat: Found from shoreline to a depth of about 244 m (800 ft).
Remarks: Rare species. Similar to E. novangliae, but lacks the hooklike structures that occur in the shoulder region. See Clench and Turner (1952).
Tunnell, J.W. , Andrews, J. , Barrera, N.C. & Moretzsohn, F., 2010. Encyclopedia of Texas seashells.
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 Epitonium championi Clench & Turner, 1952]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013

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