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Drymaeus dormani Binney, 1857

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Pulmonata - pulmonates »  family Bulimulidae »  genus Drymaeus

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Drymaeus dormani

Author: Manual of Conchologie

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Description

Shell umbilicate, ovate-conic, thin (often fragile), white or corneous-white, opaque or somewhat transparent, with (typically) four spiral hands of squarish brown spots, the upper band narrow, often wanting; the spots frequently irregular, oblong, or coalescent vertically or horizontally, or even wholly wanting. Surface smooth, glossy or corroded, with delicate spiral striae when not effaced. Spire decidedly conic; apex obtuse. Whorls 5,5 to 6, the last convex. Aperture oblique, ovate, showing the external markings within; peristome simple or a trifle expanded, the columellar margin dilated, reflexed. Alt. 29, diam. 16, length of aperture 15 mill., often smaller.
Manual of Conchology, Serie 2, Part 12
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 Drymaeus dormani Binney, 1857]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013

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