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Frosted Wentletrap
Epitonium striatissimum (di Monterosato, 1878)

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

Scientific synonyms

Epitonium rushii (Dall, 1889)

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Epitonium rushii: Scala Rushii n. s.
Shell resembling in details of sculpture the preceding species, but yellowish or livid with a pale peripheral zone; shell much more elongated and slender, 'with three nuclear and six ordinary well rounded whorls ; the twenty-five lamellae on the last whorl a little more elevated and more regularly disposed, and with a tendency to cross the suture; the base is rounded and imperforate, the mouth rounded oval, the columellar part of the lip alone thickened, the rest sharp, hardly reflected; the sutures are deep and the spiral sculpture very regularly disposed. Long. 6.25, max. lat. 2.5 mm.
Habitat. Off Hatteras, U. S. Fish Commission Stations 2595 and 2596, in 49 to 63 fins., sand ; and at Samana Bay, St. Domingo, a white, rather more slender variety, stylina.
This elegant little species is not unlike a S. decussata in miniature, with fainter varices or lamellae, smoother surface, and no basal disk. It is dedicated to Dr. W. H. Rush, U. S. N.
Dall, W.H., 1889 - A preliminary catalogue of the shell-bearing marine mollusks and brachiopods of the southeastern coast of the United States
Author: Jan Delsing

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Epitonium striatissimum Monterosato, 1878]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
IT Repetto G., Orlando F. & Arduino G. (2005): Conchiglie del Mediterraneo, Amici del Museo "Federico Eusebio", Alba, Italy [as Epitonium striatissimum (Monterosato, 1878)]

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