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Epitonium sericifilum (Dall, 1889)

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

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Description

Shell slender, solid, pure white, with three translucent apical and six opaque whorls, obtusely angulated at and a little concave behind the periphery. Nuclear turns glassy, smooth, the others engraved throughout with extremely fine, sharp, well marked spiral striae crossed by about (on the last whorl twenty-five) rounded smooth moderately elevated strong transverse ribs, very obliquely set, appressed a little at the suture, but with no sharp angles, spines, or irregularities. These ribs are separated by interspaces no wider than the ribs themselves, nearly hiding the spiral sculpture; base handsomely rounded, without disk or cordon, imperforate; aperture subcircular, lip thickened but not varicose. Lon. 5.1 mm, max. lat. 2.0 mm.
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Source: Dall, 1889. Reports on the results of dredgings, under the supervision of Alexander Agassiz, in the Gulf of Mexico (1877-78) and in the Caribbean Sea (1879-80), by the U. S. Coast Survey Steamer 'Blake'. (Original description)

Distribution

Caribic Honduras. Golf of Mexico. Texas.
Author: Jan Delsing

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