Taxon profile


Acteocina harpa (W. H. Dall, 1871)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Opistobranchia - opisthobranchs »  family Tornatinidae »  genus Acteocina

Scientific synonyms

Tornatina harpa W. H. Dall, 1871
Retusa harpa (W. H. Dall, 1871)
Cylichnella harpa (W. H. Dall, 1871)


Acteocina harpa

Author: Oldroyd, I.S.

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Shell small, white, of four and a half whorls; tabulate and sharply carinate above, characterized by sharp grooves and raised lines, parallel with the lines of growth, which extend half over the whorls and become obsolete anteriorly. Apex mammillated, minute, globular, prominent, suture canaliculated. Anterior portion of the last whorl smooth. Last whorl slightly narrower above. Aperture long, narrow, effuse below, with a deep narrow sinus at the suture. Columella thickened with a thin layer of white callus. Columellar plait obsolete in the adult, rather prominent in young shells. Carina intersected by the grooves and slightly dentate. Long. 0,24 inch; lat 0,12 inch. (Dall.)
Source: Oldroyd, I.S. 1927 . The Marine Shells of the West Coast of North America. Volume IIa


Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, to San Diego, Cali fornia.
Author: Jan Delsing

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Acteocina harpa (Dall, 1871)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013

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