Liotella corona

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Liotella corona
Liotella corona 001.jpg
Original drawing with three views of a shell of Liotella corona
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Skeneidae
Genus: Liotella
Species: L. corona
Binomial name
Liotella corona
(Hedley, 1902)
Synonyms

Liotia corona Hedley, 1902

Liotella corona is a species of minute sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Skeneidae.[1]

Description[edit]

The height of the white shell attains 0.28 mm, its diameter 0.82 mm. The minute shell has a discoid shape. It is not nacreous. The spire is sunken. The umbilicus is wide and shallow. The shell consists of three whorls. The last half-whorl comes scarcely in contact with the others, and is suddenly and deeply deflected.

Sculpture: The body whorl is ringed by 16 thick, projecting, distant ribs which fade above and below at the sutures. These ribs continue on the suture for about half a whorl. The interstices of the ribs are faintly spirally scratched. The very oblique aperture is circular and fortified by a varix.[2]

Distribution[edit]

This marine species is endemic to Australia.

References[edit]

  • Petterd, W. 1884. Description of new Tasmanian shells. Journal of Conchology 4: 135-145
  • Cotton, B. C., 1959. South Australian Mollusca. Archaeogastropoda. W.L. Hawes, Adelaide.. 449 pp., 1 pl.