Aforia watsoni

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Aforia watsoni
Aforia watsoni 001.jpg
Original image of a shell of Aforia watsoni
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Cochlespiridae
Genus: Aforia
Species: A. watsoni
Binomial name
Aforia watsoni
Kantor, Harasewych & Puillandre, 2016
  • Aforia lepta (Watson, 1881) (invalid: junior homonym of Pleurotoma lepta Edwards, 1861; Aforia watsoni is a replacement name)
  • Marshallena lepta (Watson, 1881)
  • Pleurotoma (Surcula) lepta Watson, 1881
  • Pleurotoma lepta Watson, 1881

Aforia watsoni is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cochlespiridae.[1][2]

The name of this species is interim published. [1]


The shell grows to a length of 30 mm.


This marine species is found off New Zealand and in the Southern Ocean, southeast of Australia.


  1. ^ a b c Bouchet, P. (2016). Aforia watsoni Kantor, Harasewych & Puillandre, 2016. In: MolluscaBase (2016). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2016-07-04
  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. 
  • Watson, R.B. 1881. Mollusca of "H.M.S. Challenger" expedition. Parts VIII-X. Pleurotomidae. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 15: 388-475
  • Hedley, C. 1922. A revision of the Australian Turridae. Records of the Australian Museum 13(6): 213-359, pls 42-56
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1969. The family Turridae in the Indo-Pacific. Part. 2. The subfamily Turriculinae. Indo-Pacific Mollusca 2(10): 207-415, pls 188-324
  • Tucker, J.K. 2004. Catalog of recent and fossil turrids (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Zootaxa 682: 1-1295

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