Tritonoturris cumingii

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Tritonoturris cumingii
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Shell of Tritonoturris cumingii
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Raphitomidae
Genus: Tritonoturris
Species:
T. cumingii
Binomial name
Tritonoturris cumingii
(Powys & Sowerby I, 1835)
Synonyms [1]
  • Buccinum cumingiiPowys & Sowerby I, 1835
  • Clathurella harpaPease, W.H., 1860
  • Pleurotoma albibalteataReeve, 1843
  • Pleurotoma tritonoidesReeve, 1843
  • Tritonoturris albibalteata(Reeve, 1843)
  • Tritonoturris harpaPease, 1860
  • Tritonoturris tritonoidesReeve, 1843

Tritonoturris cumingii is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Raphitomidae. [1]

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Description

The length of the shell varies between 11 mm and 40 mm

The ribs are slightly nodulous. The columella is spirally plaited. The siphonal canal is very short and slightly recurved. The outer lip is somewhat thin, without external varix. The sinus is small and distinct. The color of the shell is pale orange-brown with small deeper colored spots. The revolving striae are white. [2]

Distribution

This marine species occurs in the Red Sea and off Mauritius, the Philippines and French Polynesia.

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