Granata elegans

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Granata elegans
Granata elegans 003.jpg
Drawing with two voews of a shell of Granata elegans and a detail of its sculpture.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Seguenzioidea
Family: Chilodontidae
Genus: Granata
Species: G. elegans
Binomial name
Granata elegans
(Gray, 1847) [1]
Synonyms[2]
  • Stomatella elegans Gray, 1847

Granata elegans, common name the elegant stomatella, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chilodontidae.[2]

Description[edit]

(Original description by Gray) The height of the shell attains 25 mm. The oblong shell is rather depressed. Its color is white, black-spotted, showing the pearl through the semitransparent outer coat. It is closely and regularly spirally striated and concentrically wrinkled. The small spire is conical. The rounded whorls are convex. The body whorl is very rapidly enlarging. The oblong aperture spreads out twice as wide as the diameter of the last whorl. but one. The columella is less arched, and is flattened. The axis is imperforated. The smooth throat is silvery pearly. [3]

Distribution[edit]

This marine species occurs in the Northwest Indian Ocean and the Western Pacific

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gray, in Appendix to Narrative of the Voyage of H. M. S. Fly ii, p. 359, Marine sh., t. 2, f. 1, 1847.
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Granata elegans (Gray, 1847). Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=559691 on 2013-04-14
  3. ^ G.W. Tryon (1890), Manual of Conchology vol. XII (described as Stomatella elegans)

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