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family

Auger Shells
Terebridae Mörch, 1852

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Neogastropoda »  superfamily Conoidea

Description

Shell medium-sized to large, 8—270 mm, usually 30-100 mm high, auger-shaped, with high to very high multi-whorled spire and flattened shell profile, aperture relatively small. Siphonal canal short, anal sinus not pronounced. Protoconch with up to 5 smooth whorls when multispiral. Radular formula 1-0-0-0-1 but radular apparatus absent in many species. Marginal teeth range from solid and curved to hypodermic, with or without small barb at the tip. Hypodermic teeth without solid bases. In some species (e.g. Impages hectica) the walls of the teeth are penetrated by numer¬ous holes.
Source: Bouchet et all, 2011. A new operational classification of the Conoidea (Gastropoda).
Author: Jan Delsing

Included taxa

Number of records: 20

genus Acus Adams & Adams, 1853
genus Cinguloterebra Oyama, 1961
genus Clathroterebra Oyama, 1961
genus Diplomeriza Dall, 1919
genus Duplicaria Dall, 1908
genus Euterebra Cotton & Godfrey, 1932
genus Granuliterebra Oyama, 1961
genus Hastula H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853
genus Hastulopsis Oyama, 1961
genus Impages A Smith, 1873
genus Myurella Hinds, 1844
genus Oxymeris Dall, 1903
genus Pellifronia Terryn & Holford, 2008
genus Perirhoe Dall, 1908
genus Pervicacea Iredale, 1924
genus Pristiterebra Taki & Oyama, 1954
genus Strioterebrum Sacco, 1891
genus Subula Schumacher, 1817
genus Terebra Bruguiére, 1789
genus Terenolla Iredale, 1929

Links and literature

CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Terebridae]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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