Perrona jessica

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Perrona jessica
Perrona jessica 001.jpg
Original drawing of a shell of Perrona jessica, also showing the protoconch
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Clavatulidae
Genus: Perrona
Species: P. jessica
Binomial name
Perrona jessica
Melvill, 1923

Perrona jessica is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Clavatulidae.[1][2]

Description[edit]

The length of the shell attains 28 mm, its diameter 9 mm.

(Original description) The shell is acuminately fusiform, shining, and very smooth. It contains 12 white and slightly bulbous whorls of which the two of the protoconch are transparent. The remainder are moderately suturally impressed, with a plicate and conspicuous revolving keel just below the suture, a plain space just below this, and then, joining on to the suture below, another carina raised and ornamented with a spiral row of small shining nodules. The body whorl is almost straight, quite smooth, shining, and milky white until the close rows of striae.[3]

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Senegal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perrona jessica Melvill, 1923.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ P. Bouchet; Yu. I. Kantor; A. Sysoev; N. Puillandre (2011). "A new operational classification of the Conoidea (Gastropoda)". Journal of Molluscan Studies. 77 (3): 273–308. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyr017.
  3. ^ Melvill, James Cosmo. "Descriptions of Twenty-One Species of Turridae (Pleurotomidae) from various Localities in the Collection of Mr. Er Sykes." Journal of Molluscan Studies 15.4 (1923): 162-171