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Pyrene obtusa

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Columbellidae
Scientific name  Pyrene obtusa
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Buccinoidea
Subfamily  Atiliinae
Rank  Species
Pyrene obtusa
Similar  Pyrene punctata, Pictocolumbella ocellata, Mitrella scripta, Euplica varians, Euplica scripta

Pyrene obtusa is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Columbellidae, the dove snails.

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Description

The shell size varies between 11 mm and 18 mm

The small shell is pretty thin, ovate, conical and smooth. It is of a diaphanous white. The sutures are indistinctly apparent. The spire is composed of six convex whorls, ornamented at their base with spots of a duller white. The body whorl is as large as all the others, striated at base, and surrounded, towards the middle, with small, distant spots, articulated by a reddish line. The aperture is ovate. The outer lip denticulated within, and thickened outwardly, even to the base of the shell.

Distribution

This species occurs in the Indian Ocean off East Africa and Mauritius and RĂ©union and in the Indo-West Pacific; off Australia (Queensland)

References

Pyrene obtusa Wikipedia


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