Oxymeris costellifera

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Oxymeris costellifera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Terebridae
Genus: Oxymeris
Species: O. costellifera
Binomial name
Oxymeris costellifera
(Pease, 1869)
Synonyms[1]
  • Acus thaanumi (Pilsbry, 1921)
  • Duplicaria thaanumi Pilsbry, 1921
  • Terebra costellifera Pease, 1869
  • Terebra thaanumi Pilsbry, 1921

Oxymeris costellifera, common name Thaanum's Auger, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Terebridae, the auger snails.[1]

Description[edit]

The size of an adult shell varies between 33.8 mm and 95 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species is found in the Pacific Ocean along Hawaii.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Oxymeris costellifera (Pease, 1869) .  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 31 March 2011.
  • Bratcher T. & Cernohorsky W.O. (1987). Living terebras of the world. A monograph of the recent Terebridae of the world. American Malacologists, Melbourne, Florida & Burlington, Massachusetts. 240pp
  • Terryn Y. (2007). Terebridae: A Collectors Guide. Conchbooks & NaturalArt. 59pp + plates

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