Calliostoma benthicola

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Calliostoma benthicola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Calliostomatidae
Subfamily: Calliostomatinae
Tribe: Calliostomatini
Genus: Calliostoma
Species: C. benthicola
Binomial name
Calliostoma benthicola
(Dell, 1950)
Synonyms
  • Calliostoma (Maurea) benthicola (Dell, 1950)
  • Venustas benthicola Dell, 1950

Calliostoma benthicola is a species of medium-sized deepwater sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Calliostomatidae, the calliostoma top snails.[1]

Some authors place this taxon in the subgenus Calliostoma (Maurea).

Description[edit]

The height of the shell attains 26 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This marine species occurs off New Zealand.

References[edit]

  1. ^ WoRMS (2010). Calliostoma benthicola (Dell, 1950). In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=467168 on 2010-05-21

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