Tomopleura reevii

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Tomopleura reevii
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Apertural view of 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
Species:
T. reevii
Binomial name
Tomopleura reevii
(C. B. Adams, 1850)
Synonyms [1]
  • Pleurotoma reeviiC. B. Adams, 1850 (original combination)
  • Pleurotoma reeveiC. B. Adams, 1850
  • Pleurotoma vertebralisE.A. Smith
  • Pleurotoma violaceaHinds, 1843 (junior homonym of Pleurotoma violacea Mighels & Adams, 1842; Pleurotoma reevii is a replacement name)
  • Pleurotoma weinkauffiWeinkauff, H.C. & W. Kobelt, 1875 (nomen nudum)
  • Turris violacea

Tomopleura reevii 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 13.5 mm. The shell is multicarinate. The interstices are longitudinally striate. The color of the shell is pale violaceous or whitish, sometimes indistinctly fasciated with a darker color above. The columella is one- or two-plaited. The outer lip is acute, crenulated, and shows a slight sinus. [2]

Distribution

This species occurs in the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; and off Indonesia, New Guinea and the Philippines

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References

  1. 1 2 Bouchet, P. (2014). Tomopleura reevii (C. B. Adams, 1850). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=435065 on 22 January 2015
  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 violacea)