Tomopleura spiralissima

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Tomopleura spiralissima
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Drawing of a shell of Tomopleura spiralissima
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Borsoniidae
Genus: Tomopleura
Species:
T. spiralissima
Binomial name
Tomopleura spiralissima
Gofas & Rolán, 2009
Synonyms [1]
  • Asthenotoma spiralis(E. A. Smith, 1872)
  • Pleurotoma spiralisE. A. Smith, 1872 (Invalid: primary homonym of Pleurotoma spiralisde Serres, 1829 [fossil])

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

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Description

The length of the shell varies between 9.5 mm and 20.7 mm.

The pallid brown shell has a fusiform shape. It is cingulated with carinae, of which there are about twelve on the body whorl, subequal, interstices obliquely striate. The aperture is narrow. The collumella is blackish brown. The siphonal canal is very short. The outer lip is thin, with a large sinus. [2]

Distribution

This marine species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off West Africa, Congo and Angola

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References

  1. 1 2 WoRMS (2015). Tomopleura spiralissima. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=435067 on 2016-03-28
  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 spiralis)