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Clavatula imperialis Lamarck 1816

Clavatula imperialis

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Clavatula imperialis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Clavatulidae.[1][2]

Description

The size of an adult shell varies between 25 mm and 50 mm. The ovate shell is short and ventricose. It is clothed with a thick, dark olive-colored epidermis. The whorls are angulated above, the angle having a row of scale-like tubercles. The columella is covered with a thick white callus. The interior of the aperture is stained above and below with violet.[3]

Distribution

This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean between Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola.

References

  1. ^ a b Clavatula imperialis Lamarck. Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 4 April 2010.
  2. ^ P. Bouchet; Yu. I. Kantor; A. Sysoev; N. Puillandre (2011). "A new operational classification of the Conoidea (Gastropoda)". Journal of Molluscan Studies. 77 (3): 273–308. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyr017.
  3. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VI, pp. 229–230; 1884
  • Gofas, S.; Afonso, J.P.; Brandào, M. (Ed.). (S.a.). Conchas e Moluscos de Angola = Coquillages et Mollusques d'Angola. [Shells and molluscs of Angola]. Universidade Agostinho / Elf Aquitaine Angola: Angola. 140 pp

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Clavatula imperialis: Brief Summary

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Clavatula imperialis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Clavatulidae.

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