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Inquisitor sterrha

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Inquisitor sterrha, common name the formidable turrid, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae.[1]

Description

The length of this species is 39 mm, its diameter13 mm.

The body whorl contains in one specimen fourteen ribs, in another specimen seventeen ribs.[2]

Distribution

This marine species occurs in the Central Indo-West Pacific; the Gulf of Carpentaria, off Queensland, Australia; off the Philippines; southern Indonesia and southern Papua New Guinea.

References

  • Watson, R.B. 1881. Mollusca of "H.M.S. Challenger" expedition. Parts VIII-X. Pleurotomidae. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 15: 388–475
  • Smith, E.A. 1884. Mollusca. pp. 34–116, 487–508, 657–659, pls 4–7. In, Report on the Zoological Collections made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean during the voyage of the H.M.S. 'Alert ' 1881-2. London : British Museum Trustees, printed by Taylor & Francis.
  • Schepman, M.M. 1913. Toxoglossa. pp. 384–396 in Weber, M. & de Beaufort, L.F. (eds). The Prosobranchia, Pulmonata and Opisthobranchia Tectibranchiata, Tribe Bullomorpha, of the Siboga Expedition. Monograph 49. Siboga Expeditie 32(2)
  • Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961. Queensland and Great Barrier Reef Shells. Brisbane : Jacaranda Press 210 pp.
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1968. The Turrid shellfish of Australian waters. Australian Natural History 1 16: 1–6
  • Coleman, N. 1975. What Shell is That? Sydney : Lansdowne Press 298 pp.
  • Wells, F.E. 1994. A revision of the Recent Australian species of the turrid genera Inquisitor and Ptychobela. Journal of the Malacological Society of Australasia 15: 71–102
  • Wilson, B. 1994. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, WA : Odyssey Publishing Vol. 2 370 pp.

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Inquisitor sterrha: Brief Summary

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Inquisitor sterrha, common name the formidable turrid, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae.

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