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Epitonium tollini Bartsch, 1938

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

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Epitonium tollini

Author: Tunnell et al.

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Description

Distribution: Florida, Texas. Size: 12 to 14 mm
Description: Color white with protoconch light amber on fresh shells; shape elongate-conic; sculpture of short, bladelike costae; inner spaces between costae smooth; 9 to 10 convex, attached whorls; spire extended; suture distinct; aperture subcircular with outer lip thickened and reflected; operculum paucispiral, corneous, brownish. Habitat: Off outer beaches below low-tide line.
Remarks: Protoconch is broken off in specimen in the photograph, and costae are not quite lined up with subsequent costae of preceding whorls. See Clench and Turner (1951); Andrews (1977).
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 tollini Bartsch, 1938]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013

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