Haplocochlias cyclophoreus

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Haplocochlias cyclophoreus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea (superfamily)
Family: Skeneidae
Genus: Haplocochlias
Species: H. cyclophoreus
Binomial name
Haplocochlias cyclophoreus
Carpenter, 1864

Haplocochlias cyclophoreus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Skeneidae.[1][2]


The diameter of the shell is 5 mm. The compact, small, solid, shining shell has a whitish or light yellowish color. It contains 5 whorls that enlarge. The suture is impressed. The shell is very minutely spirally striate. The aperture is rounded. The thickened peristome is continuous. and varicose exteriorly. The inner lips aredistinct. The shell is umbilicated in the juvenile, but rimate in the adult.[3]


This species occurs in the Pacific Ocean off Lower California.


  1. ^ Rosenberg, G. (2012). Haplocochlias cyclophoreus Carpenter, 1864. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=575619 on 2012-09-01
  2. ^ Keen M. (1971) Sea shells of tropical West America. Marine mollusks from Baja California to Perú, ed. 2. Stanford University Press. 1064 pp.
  3. ^ G.W. Tryon (1888), Manual of Conchology X; Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

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