Clanculus jucundus

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Clanculus jucundus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Trochidae
Genus: Clanculus
Species: C. jucundus
Binomial name
Clanculus jucundus
Gould, 1861 [1]

Clanculus jucundus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails.[2]

Description[edit]

The height of the shell attains 5 mm, its diameter also 5 mm. The small, depressed shell has an ovate-conical shape. It has an ocher or rufous color. The five convex whorls are tessellated near the channeled suture. The base of the shell is rounded. The umbilicus has a crenulate margin. The columella has an acute, prominent denticle. The inner lip is grooved.[3]

Distribution[edit]

This marine species was discovered off Sydney, New South Wales.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gould, Proc. Post Soc. Nat. Hist, viii, p. 17 (March, 1861)
  2. ^ Rosenberg, G. (2012). Clanculus jucundus Gould, 1861. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=594198 on 2012-11-23
  3. ^ H. Pilsbry, Manual of Conchology XI, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

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