Trophon geversianus

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Trophon geversianus
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Trophon geversianus acordonada
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T. geversianus
Binomial name
Trophon geversianus
(Pallas, 1774)
Synonyms [1]
  • Buccinum fimbriatumMartyn, 1784
  • Buccinum geversianusPallas, 1774
  • Fusus inflatus Hombron, J.B. & C.H. Jacquinot, 1852
  • Fusus intermediusHupé in Gay, 1854
  • Murex foliatusSchumacher, 1817
  • Murex magellanicusGmelin, 1791
  • Murex patagonicus Lamarck, J.B.P.A. de, 1817
  • Murex peruvianusLamarck, 1816
  • Murex variansd'Orbigny, 1841
  • Murex ventricosaMolina, 1810
  • Polyplex bulbosaPerry, 1811
  • Trophon geversianus var. calvaKobelt, 1878
  • Trophon geversianus var. lirataKobelt, 1878
  • Trophon philippianusDunker in Kobelt, 1878

Trophon geversianus, common name : Gevers's Trophon, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails. [1]

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The two varieties Trophon geversianus var. calva Kobelt, 1878 and Trophon geversianus var. lirata Kobelt, 1878 have been synonymized with Trophon geversianus (Pallas, 1774)

Description

The size of an adult shell varies between 30 mm and 111 mm. Highly variable. Aperture greater than 1/2 of length, brown to violaceous (always coloured). Exterior with strong lamellae. Also with spiral cords, alone or forming a reticulate with the lamellae, or smooth. Brown to whitish, dull. Feeding Mytilidae on intertidal rocks. [2]

Distribution

This species is found in the Atlantic Ocean along Argentina, the Falkland islands and Tierra del Fuego, Chile.

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References

  1. 1 2 Trophon geversianus (Pallas, 1774) . Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species  on 25 April 2010.
  2. Forcelli, D. and Narosky, T., 2015. Moluscos marinos de Argentina, Uruguay y Brasil - Uruguayan shells. Vázquez-Mazzini Editorial, 272 pp.