Calliostoma layardi

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Calliostoma layardi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Calliostomatidae
Subfamily: Calliostomatinae
Genus: Calliostoma
Species: C. layardi
Binomial name
Calliostoma layardi
Sowerby III, 1897

Calliostoma layardi is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Calliostomatidae.[1]


The size of the shell varies between 12 mm and 25 mm.


This species occurs in the Indian Ocean from Southern Transkei to Southern KwaZuluNatal, South Africa.


  • Kilburn, R.N. & Rippey, E. (1982) Sea Shells of Southern Africa. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg, xi + 249 pp. page(s): 39
  • Petit R.E. (2009) George Brettingham Sowerby, I, II & III: their conchological publications and molluscan taxa. Zootaxa 2189: 1–218

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