Diloma bicanaliculatum

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Diloma bicanaliculatum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Trochidae
Genus: Diloma
Species: D. bicanaliculatum
Binomial name
Diloma bicanaliculatum
(Dunker, 1844) [1]
Synonyms
  • Diloma (Fractarmilla) lenior Finlay, H.J., 1927
  • Trochus bicanaliculatus Dunker in Philippi, 1844 (original combination)

Diloma bicanaliculatum, common name the knobbed top shell, is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk, in the family Trochidae, the top snails.[2]

Description[edit]

The size of the shell varies between 10 mm and 20 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This marine shell is endemic to New Zealand and occurs off North Island, South Island and Stewart Island.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunker in Philippi, Conchyl Cab., p. 202, t. 30, f. 6.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. (2013). Diloma bicanaliculatum(Dunker in Philippi, 1844). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=546857 on 2014-03-18
  • Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  • Willan, R.C.; Marshall, B.A.; Climo, F.M.; Cernohorsky, W.O. 1980: Rectification of nomenclature for Melagraphia aethiops (Gmelin) and Diloma bicanaliculata (Dunker) (Mollusca: Trochidae). New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 14: 413-415
  • Donald K.M., Kennedy M. & Spencer H.G. (2005) The phylogeny and taxonomy of austral monodontine topshells (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Trochidae), inferred from DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37: 474-483