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Arene lurida

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Superfamily  Angarioidea
Rank  Species
Phylum  Mollusca
Clade  Vetigastropoda
Family  Areneidae

Arene lurida is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Areneidae.

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Description

The height of the shell attains 4.5 mm and its diameter 5.5 mm. The small shell has a dull red or purplish-brown color. It is more or less reticulated on the ridges. It contains about four and a half whorls. The minute nucleus is flattish. The body whorl contains four strong, beaded, spiral cords with subequal interspaces, peripherally. Between these and the suture, there are three slightly smaller similar cords, the space at the suture giving a channeled effect. On the base there are two less prominent cords and two wider nodulous ridges around the deep, rather narrow umbilicus. The aperture is circular. The thick outer lip is fringed by the ends of the spiral cords. The axial sculpture consists of numerous fine radial threads, most obvious in the channels between the cords. (described as Liotia lurida)

Distribution

This marine species occurs in the Gulf of California.

References

Arene lurida Wikipedia


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