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Turbonilla galianoi

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Turbonilla galianoi is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.[2][3]

This species was named for Dionisio Alcalá Galiano, the Spanish explorer of California

Description

The milk-white, shining shell has an elongate-conic shape. Its length measures a little more than 6 mm. The 2½ whorls of the protoconch are very small. They form a rather elevated spire, having their axis at right angles to that of the succeeding turns, in the first of which they are about one-fourth immersed. The ten whorls of the teloconch are well rounded, very strongly tabulately shouldered at the summit, ornamented with well-developed, rounded, slightly protractively curved axial ribs. Of these ribs, 16 occur upon the first, second, and third, 18 upon the fourth and fifth, 20 upon the sixth, 22 upon the seventh, 24 upon the eighth, 26 upon the ninth, and 28 upon the penultimate turn. These ribs extend equally strong from the summit to the periphery of the whorls. The intercostal spaces are not quite as wide as the ribs. They are well impressed, extending anteriorly to the suture. The sutures are strongly constricted. The periphery of the body whorl is well rounded. The base of the shell is rather long, and well rounded. The entire surface of the spire and the base is marked by exceedingly fine spiral striations. The aperture is subquadrate. The posterior angle is obtuse. The outer lip is thin, showing the external sculpture within. The columella is almost straight, and slightly revolute.[1]

Distribution

This species occurs in the Pacific Ocean off California.

References

  1. ^ a b Dall & Bartsch (1909), A Monograph of West American Pyramidellid Mollusks, United States National Museum Bulletin 68, p. 51
  2. ^ WoRMS (2011). Turbonilla galianoi Dall & Bartsch, 1909. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=576018 on 2012-03-01
  3. ^ Keen M. (1971). Sea shells of Tropical West America. Marine mollusks from Baja California to Perú. (2nd edit.). Stanford University Press pp. 1064

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Turbonilla galianoi: Brief Summary

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Turbonilla galianoi is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

This species was named for Dionisio Alcalá Galiano, the Spanish explorer of California

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