Harman Patil

Vexitomina metcalfei

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Clade  Hypsogastropoda
Scientific name  Vexitomina metcalfei
Phylum  Mollusca
Clade  Caenogastropoda
Clade  Neogastropoda
Rank  Species
Vexitomina metcalfei

Vexitomina metcalfei is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Horaiclavidae.

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Description

The length of the shell attains 20 mm.

The holotype is a faded shell in the British Museum. This species varies in size, colour, and sculpture. It reaches a length of 20 mm., with nineteen tubercules on the penultimate whorl, and is usually dark chestnut picked out with buff on the shoulder nodules. The operculum is unguiculate with a terminal nucleus.

Distribution

This marine species is endemic to Australia and occurs off New South Wales and Queensland.

References

Vexitomina metcalfei Wikipedia


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