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Lophiotoma acuta

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Conoidea
Subfamily  Turrinae
Scientific name  Lophiotoma acuta
Rank  Species
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Turridae
Genus  Lophiotoma
Phylum  Mollusca
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Similar  Lophiotoma, Lophiotoma indica, Turris crispa, Turridrupa, Turris babylonia

Lophiotoma acuta, commonly known as the marbled turrid, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turridae, the turrids.

Contents

There is one subspecies, Lophiotoma acuta jickelii

Description

The size of an adult shell varies between 30 mm and 90 mm.

The fusiform shell is less carinated and has more rounded revolving ribs than other species in this genus. The sutures are characterized by large spots and smaller ones elsewhere, coalescing into longitudinal streaks.

Distribution

This marine species occurs in the Red Sea, in the Indian Ocean and in the Indo-West Pacific along the Philippines, Japan and Hong Kong.

References

Lophiotoma acuta Wikipedia


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