Cantharidella beachportensis

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Cantharidella beachportensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Trochidae
Genus: Cantharidella
Species: C. beachportensis
Binomial name
Cantharidella beachportensis
Cotton & Godfrey, 1934

Cantharidella beachportensis, common name the Beachport top shell, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails.[1]

Description[edit]

The size of the shell attains 6 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This marine species is endemic to Australia and occurs off South Australia and Western Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, B. (2013). Cantharidella beachportensis Cotton & Godfrey, 1934. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=719219 on 2014-01-11
  • Cotton, B.C. & Godfrey, F.K. 1934. South Australian Shells (including descriptions of new genera and species). Part 12, Trochidae (continued). South Australian Naturalist 15(4): 106-121, pl. 1, figs 1-12
  • Cotton, B.C. 1959. South Australian Mollusca. Archaeogastropoda. Handbook of the Flora and Fauna of South Australia. Adelaide : South Australian Government Printer 449 pp.
  • Wilson, B. 1993. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, Western Australia : Odyssey Publishing Vol. 1 408 pp.

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