Sphincterochila candidissima

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Sphincterochila candidissima
Sphincterochila candidissima viva 01.jpg
A lateral view of a live individual of Sphincterochila candidissima
Sphincterochila candidissima viva 02.jpg
A dorsal view of a live individual of Sphincterochila candidissima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
Superfamily: Helicoidea
Family: Sphincterochilidae
Subfamily: Sphincterochilinae
Genus: Sphincterochila
Species: S. candidissima
Binomial name
Sphincterochila candidissima
(Draparnaud, 1801)[1]
Synonyms

Helix candidissima Draparnaud, 1801

Sphincterochila candidissima is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Sphincterochilidae.

Apertural view of a shell of Sphincterochila candidissima
Drawing of apertural, basal and apical view of a shell of Sphincterochila candidissima

Subspecies[edit]

  • Sphincterochila candidissima crassa (Pallary, 1926) [1]

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in Italy, Malta and other areas.

Shell description[edit]

The shell is subimperforate, globose, solid and cretaceous. The shell has 5 whorls, rather flattened, the upper ones carinate above the suture, carina afterwards becoming evanescent. The last whorl is deflected in front. The peristome is subpatulous, thickened within.[2]

The width of the shell is 16–25 mm.[2]

References[edit]

This article incorporates public domain text from reference.[2]

  1. ^ Draparnaud J. P. R. (1801). Tableau des mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles de la France. pp. [1-2], 1-116. Montpellier, Paris. (Renaud; Bossange, Masson & Besson).
  2. ^ a b c Tryon G. W. Jr. (1887). Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata. Volume 3. Helicidae - Volume I. page 10. Plate 2, figure 31-35..

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