Tomellana hupferi

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Tomellana hupferi
Tomellana hupferi 001.jpg
Original drawing of shell of Tomellana hupferi
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Clavatulidae
Genus: Tomellana
Species:
T. hupferi
Binomial name
Tomellana hupferi
(Strebel, 1912)
Synonyms [1]
  • Fusiturris kribiensisBozzetti, 2015
  • Tomella hupferiStrebel, 1912 (original combination)
  • Tomella hupferi var. fuscaStrebel, 1912 (original combination)
  • Tomellana hupferi var. fusca(Strebel, 1912)

Tomellana hupferi is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Clavatulidae. [1]

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Description

The glossy shell corresponds in shape and construction to Tomellana lineata var. gracilis. The difference shows up visibly at the fourth whorl .The folding of the upper whorls corresponds to that of Tomellana. lineata until the 6th or 7th whorl, only to become obsolete upwards. Also the spiral sculpture is lacking in the upper whorls. It becomes visible under magnification on the lower whorls as more or less clearly visible incised striae. The oval aperture below shows extensive rough furrows. The top of the aperture has a white callus that is not as prominent as in Tomellana. lineata

The color of the shell is light brownish-yellow with broad darker stripes. In the middle of the body whorl is an articulated whitish strip recognizable. [2]

Distribution

This marine species occurs off Cameroon.

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References

Tomellana hupferi (specimen at MNHN, Paris) Tomellana hupferi 002.jpg
Tomellana hupferi (specimen at MNHN, Paris)