Suvarna Garge

Tegula aureotincta

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Superfamily  Trochoidea
Rank  Species
Phylum  Mollusca
Clade  Vetigastropoda
Family  Tegulidae
Similar  Tegula gallina, Tegula, Tegula pellisserpentis, Tegula brunnea, Tegula montereyi

Tegula aureotincta, common name the gilded tegula, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tegulidae.



The size of the shell varies between 20 mm and 40 mm. The shell is broad and low. The spire feels rough. Its sculpture consists of low, spiral ridges, especially on the body whorl and of diagonal ridges. The color of the spire is dark gray or olive. The base of the shell has a bright yellow or orange skin around the deep umbilicus.


This species occurs in the Pacific Ocean in the low intertidal zones and on adjacent rocky subtidal shores off Southern California, USA and Mexico


Tegula aureotincta Wikipedia

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