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Phasianella australis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Phasianelloidea
Subfamily  Phasianellinae
Scientific name  Phasianella australis
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Turbinidae
Genus  Phasianella
Rank  Species
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Similar  Phasianella, Phasianella ventricosa, Phasianella solida, Phasianellidae, Phasianella variegata

Phasianella australis, common names the Australian pheasant, painted lady, and pheasant snail, is a medium-sized to large species of sea snail with a calcareous operculum and a colorfully patterned shell, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Phasianellidae.

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Description

This is the largest shell in the genus Phansianelle, with its height varying between 40 mm and 100 mm. The rather thin shell is elongatedand has a pointed-ovate shape. The conical spire is elevated. The shell contains 7-8 somewhat convex whorls. These are slightly flattened below the sutures. The long-ovate aperture is somewhat pyriform and forms usually less than half the total length of shell. The outer lip is thin. The columella shows more or less a white shining callus. The surface of the shell is variously longitudinally clouded and transversely articulated with red and purple olive on a polished flesh-colored, cream or white ground. The color pattern is extremely variable.

Distribution

This marine species occurs off Australia and Tasmania.

References

Phasianella australis Wikipedia


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