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Eulimella herosae Aartsen, Gittenberger & Goud, 2000

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Allogastropoda »  family Pyramidellidae »  genus Eulimella

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Eulimella herosae

Author: Aartsen, van, Gittenberger & Goud

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Description

Shell slender conical with a very blunt apex and slightly convex sides. Embryonic whorls planorbid, somewhat intorted. Boundary between the embryonic whorls and the first teleoconch whorl brown; apart from that, shell white to light cream. Five to six, flat to slightly concave and somewhat turreted teleoconch whorls. Suture clearly marked. Growthlines prosocline, crossed by a very vague spiral microsculpture. Neither a tooth on the columella nor teeth at the inside of the outer lip are discernible.
Dimensions: H. 2.9-4.3 mm, W. 1.0-1.3 mm; holotype 2.9 x 1.0 mm.
Aartsen, J.J. , Gittenberger, E. & Goud, J., 2000. Pyramidellidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Heterobranchia) collected during the Dutch CANCAP and MAURITANIA expeditions in the south-eastern part of the North Atlantic Ocean (part 2)

Interchangeable taxa

This species may be confused with Eulimella tydemani van Aartsen, Gittenberger & Goud, 1998, from which it can be distinguished by the brown borderline between the whitish embryonic and the teleoconch whorls, the absence of a brown spiral band on the teleoconch whorls, the prosocline growthlines and the absence of a columellar fold.
Depth range: 165-540 m.
Aartsen, J.J. , Gittenberger, E. & Goud, J., 2000. Pyramidellidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Heterobranchia) collected during the Dutch CANCAP and MAURITANIA expeditions in the south-eastern part of the North Atlantic Ocean (part 2)
Author: Jan Delsing

Similar species

Eulimella tydemani Aartsen, Gittenberger & Goud, 1998

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [http://www.bagniliggia.it/WMSD/WMSDhome....] [as Eulimella herosae Aartsen, Gittenberger & Goud, 1998]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013

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