Coloniconcha

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Coloniconcha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Helicoidea
Family: Pleurodontidae
Genus: Coloniconcha
Pilsbry, 1933[1]
Species: C. prima
Binomial name
Coloniconcha prima
Pilsbry, 1933[1]

Coloniconcha prima is a species of air-breathing semi-slug, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Pleurodontidae.[2]

Coloniconcha prima is the only species in the genus Coloniconcha.[2]

It occurs on Hispaniola in Chaîne de la Selle in Haiti and in Baoruco Mountain Range and the Sierra de Martin García in the Dominican Republic.[2]

Coloniconcha prima has a thin semioval shell.[2] The shape of the shell is similar to Vitrina.[2] The color of the shell is yellow with green tint. The shell has 2.5 whorls.[2] The width of the shell is 22.3 mm.[2]

The animal is greenish yellow in color with dark tentacles.[2] Black spots on the mantle are visible through translucent shell.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pilsbry H. A. (1933). "Santo Domingo land mollusks collected by Daniel C. Pease, 1932 and A.A. Olsson, 1916". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 85: 121-162.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Breure A. S. H. (2010). "The rediscovery of a semi-slug: Coloniconcha prima Pilsbry, 1933 (Gastropoda, Pleurodontidae) from Hispaniola". Basteria 74(4-6): 78-86.