Tectonatica tecta

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Tectonatica tecta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Naticoidea
Family: Naticidae
Genus: Tectonatica
Species: T. tecta
Binomial name
Tectonatica tecta
(Anton, 1838)
Synonyms
  • Natica alfredensis Bartsch, 1915
  • Natica aureozona Tomlin, 1921
  • Natica genuana Reeve, 1855
  • Natica imperforata Gray, 1839
  • Natica stimpsoni Bartsch, 1915
  • Natica tecta Anton, 1838 (original combination)

Tectonatica tecta, common name the mottled necklace shell, is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Naticidae, the moon snails.[1]

Description[edit]

Distribution[edit]

This marine species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Namibia; off the south and west coast of South Africa; in the Indian Ocean off Mozambique and Madagascar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bouchet, P. (2014). Tectonatica tecta (Anton, 1838). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=591124 on 2015-02-02

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