Tomopleura

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Tomopleura
Tomopleura reevii 001.jpg
A shell of Tomopleura reevii
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Borsoniidae
Genus: Tomopleura
Casey, 1904
Type species
Pleurotoma nivea, Philippi, 1851

Tomopleura is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Borsoniidae. [1]

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Description

The fusiform shell with a high spire and a truncate base is light-built with a deep, reverse "U-shaped" anal sinus on the shoulder slope and a tall, straight-sided conical spire. The apex is truncate. The sculpture of the shell shows strong spiral lirae and spiral keels with fine axial threads in the interstices. There is a spiral ridge at the lower columella. The radula is of the toxoglossan type. [2]

Distribution

Species in this marine genus occurs in Central and East Indian Ocean, off East Africa, India (E), Indo-China, Japan, Mozambique, Philippines, the Red Sea, South Africa and Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia).

Species

According to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), the following species with valid names are included within the genus Tomopleura : [3]

Species brought into synonymy

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References

  1. Tomopleura Casey, 1904 . Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species  on 12 August 2011.
  2. Chen-Kwoh Chang, Small Turrids of Taiwan, Chapter 10, p. 96, June 1, 2001 [ permanent dead link ]
  3. WoRMS : Tomopleura
  4. 1 2 3 Gofas, Serge; Rolan Emilio (2009). "A systematic review of "Asthenotoma spiralis (Smith, 1872)" in West Africa, with description of two new species (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Conoidea)" (PDF). Zoosystema. 31 (1). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
  5. Chen-Kwoh Chang, Small Turrids of Taiwan Chapter 10, p. 98, June 1, 2001 [ permanent dead link ]