Leucorhynchia lirata

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Leucorhynchia lirata
Leucorhynchia lirata 001.jpg
Original drawing of a shell of Leucorhynchia lirata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Skeneidae
Genus: Leucorhynchia
Species: L. lirata
Binomial name
Leucorhynchia lirata
(E.A. Smith, 1871)
  • Ethalia lirata E.A. Smith, 1871
  • Leucorhynchia lyrata [sic]
  • Teinostoma circularis Talavera, 1975
  • Teinostoma liratum Tomlin & Shackleford, 1915

Leucorhynchia lirata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Skeneidae.[1]


The height of the shell attains 2 mm, its diameter 3 mm. The white, subimperforate shell is very small and has a globular shape. The spire contains 3½ finely lirate whorls. It is strongly plicate beneath the suture and around the umbilical callosity. The aperture is rounded. The peristome is continuous.[2]


This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Senegal and Angola.


  • Gofas, S.; Afonso, J.P.; Brandào, M. (Ed.). (S.a.). Conchas e Moluscos de Angola = Coquillages et Mollusques d'Angola. [Shells and molluscs of Angola]. Universidade Agostinho / Elf Aquitaine Angola: Angola. 140 pp

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