Tomopleura pouloensis

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Tomopleura pouloensis
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Borsoniidae
Genus: Tomopleura
Species:
T. pouloensis
Binomial name
Tomopleura pouloensis
(Jousseaume, 1883)
Synonyms [1]
  • Drillia vallataGould, A.A., 1860
  • Oligotoma pouloensisJousseaume, 1883 (original combination)
  • Pleurotoma vallata(Gould, A.A., 1860)

Tomopleura pouloensis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Borsoniidae. [1]

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Description

The size of the shell varies between 8 mm and 17 mm. The small shell is lanceolate and lurid. It contains ten shouldered and carinate whorls, with elevated revolving lines of which there are ten or twelve on the body whorl. The narrow aperture measures one-third the total length of the shell. The outer lip has a profound, wide sinus. The columella is smooth. [2]

Distribution

This marine species occurs off Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Hong Kong

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References

  1. 1 2 Rosenberg, G. (2015). Tomopleura pouloensis (Jousseaume, 1883). In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=600574 on 2 April 2016
  2. G.W. Tryon (1884) Manual of Conchology, structural and systematic, with illustrations of the species, vol. VI; Philadelphia, Academy of Natural Sciences (described as Pleurotoma vallata)