Lirularia canaliculata

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Lirularia canaliculata
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Several views of a shell of Lirularia canaliculata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Trochidae
Genus: Lirularia
Species: L. canaliculata
Binomial name
Lirularia canaliculata
(E.A. Smith, 1871)
  • Minolia canaliculata E.A. Smith, 1871
  • Solariella canaliculata E.A. Smith, 1871

Lirularia canaliculata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae.[1]


The height of this small shell measures 3 mm. It is broadly umbilicated, pearly and beautifully prismatic. The spire is depressed-conical. It contains five whorls, the first two are smooth, the remainder spirally lirate, and ornamented beneath the channelled sutures with a series of white tubercles, here and there marked with brown. The body whorl is encircled by chestnut-dotted carinae. The base of the shell contains a purple-brown zone. The umbilicus is perspective, margined by a somewhat tubercular cord. The aperture is subcircular.[2]


This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Equatorial Guinea and Angola.


  1. ^ a b Lirularia canaliculata (E.A. Smith, 1871). Gofas, S. (2010). Lirularia canaliculata (E.A. Smith, 1871). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 28 February 2011.
  2. ^ Tryon (1889), Manual of Conchology XI, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia (described as Minolia canaliculata)
  • Rubio F. & Rolán E. 1997. Una nueva especie de Lirularia (Gastropoda: Trochidae) de las islas de São Tomé y Príncipe. Iberus 15 (1): 23-29.

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