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Moelleriopsis

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Moelleriopsis is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks unassigned in the superfamily Seguenzioidea.[1]

Description

The small shell of these deep-water species is relatively thin. It is white under a golden brown or olive brown epidermis. It contains few, convex whorls, forming an elevated spire and large body whorl. The suture is distinct. The round and deep umbilicus has a moderate size, showing some of the whorls. The circular aperture is slightly oblique. The peristome is continuous with a thin, sharp edge, appearing thickened within. It is attached to the body whorl only for a short distance.[2]

Species

Species within the genus Moelleriopsis include:

Species brought into synonymy
  • Moelleriopsis valvatoides (Jeffreys, 1883): synonym of Skenea valvatoides (Jeffreys, 1883)

References

  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213
  • Spencer, H.; Marshall. B. (2009). All Mollusca except Opisthobranchia. In: Gordon, D. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One: Kingdom Animalia. 584 pp

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Moelleriopsis: Brief Summary

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Moelleriopsis is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks unassigned in the superfamily Seguenzioidea.

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