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Acanthotrophon sorenseni J. G. Hertlein & A. M. Strong, 1951

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Neogastropoda »  family Muricidae - Muricids »  genus Acanthotrophon

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Acanthotrophon sorenseni

Author: Hertlein, L.G. & Strong, A.M.

Acanthotrophon sorenseni

Author: Kaicher

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Description

Shell thin, dingy white; only the last whorl of the nucleus remaining, apparently smooth; post nuclear whorls six, angulated, sculptured with axially elongated nodes on the upper whorls which on the last whorl are produced into ten narrow, radial, guttered spines; spiral sculpture consists of two faint cords immediately below the shoulder and a third, slightly more prominent, about halfway between the upper cords and the end of the canal; aperture ovate; canal narrow, open, distinctly recurved; outer [apertural] lip thin; Columellar lip appressed to base, the enamel terminating some distance from the end of the canal, leaving an umbilical chink.
Hertlein, L.G. & Strong, A.M., 1951; Mollusks from the W. Coast of Mexico & Central America. Part 10

Size

The type measures: length 31 mm; length of aperture and canal 19 mm; maximum diameter (not including spines) 14 mm.

Distribution

Southern end of the Gulf of California.
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 Acanthotrophon sorenseni (Hertlein & Strong, 1951)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013

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