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Lirularia acuticostata (Carpenter 1864)

Lirularia acuticostata

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Lirularia acuticostata, common name the sharp-keeled lirularia, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails.[1][2]

Description

The height of the shell measures 2.5 mm and its diameter 3 mm. The small, white shell has a subglobose shape. The two nuclear whorls are, smooth. Its apex is elevated. The teleoconch contains 3 whorls, with two raised carinae on the spire and six on the body whorl. The body whorl contains about 6 equal spiral cords. The axial ribs are absent. The sutures are subrectangular. The aperture is circular. The conspicuous outer lip is little contracted. The umbilicus is not large.[3]

Distribution

This marine species occurs off the coast of Sitka, Alaska to the southern Californian coast.

References

  1. ^ Rosenberg, G. (2012). Lirularia acuticostata (Carpenter, 1864). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=528715 on 2012-11-23
  2. ^ Turgeon, D.D., et al. 1998. Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates of the United States and Canada. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 26
  3. ^ Carpenter, Suppl. Rept. Brit. Assoc, 1864, pp. 612, 652.

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Lirularia acuticostata: Brief Summary

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Lirularia acuticostata, common name the sharp-keeled lirularia, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails.

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