Supriya Ghosh

Elachorbis tatei

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Tornidae
Scientific name  Elachorbis tatei
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Rissooidea
Genus  Elachorbis
Rank  Species
Elachorbis tatei

Elachorbis tatei is a species of minute sea snail with an operculum, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tornidae.

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Distribution

This species can be found along the coast of Western Australia and South Australia in shallow waters and in depths up to 150 fathoms (or 275 m).

Description

The small shell varies in thickness. It possesses two coarse, spiral keels (a spiral ridge usually marking a change of slope in the outline of the shell) that can vary in strength or even be obsolete. The shell has a wide perspective umbilicus, and a discontinuous peristome.

References

Elachorbis tatei Wikipedia


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