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Clypeomorus bifasciata (G. B. Sowerby II 1855)

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Clypeomorus bifasciata (Sowerby)

Among Clypeomorus taxa, the bifasciata complex comprises one of the most geographically widespread groups, and presents a number of taxonomic problems (see below). Populations from southern Japan, Western Australia, the Red Sea, and the Persian Gulf may be separate subspecific or specific taxa; but the evidence for recognition of most of these groups as distinct taxa does not now seem convincing, and only populations from the Persian Gulf are herein considered as a valid subspecies.

Populations from the other regions mentioned above should be studied more carefully, in situ, by local workers who have access to living specimens and can observe ecological, physiological, and morphological traits in greater detail.
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Houbrick, Richard S. 1985. "Genus Clypeomorus Jousseaume (Cerithiidae: Prosobranchia)." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 1-131. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.403

Clypeomorus bifasciata

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Clypeomorus bifasciata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cerithiidae.[1]

Subspecies

Description

The size of the shell varies between 12 mm and 40 mm.

Distribution

This marine species occurs in the Indo Pacific, from the Red Sea to the Samoa Islands; off Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia).

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Clypeomorus bifasciata: Brief Summary

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Clypeomorus bifasciata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cerithiidae.

Subspecies Clypeomorus bifasciata bifasciata (G. B. Sowerby II, 1855) Clypeomorus bifasciata persica Houbrick, 1985
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