Tenaturris inepta

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Tenaturris inepta
Tenaturris inepta 001.jpg
Shell (and protoconch) of Tenaturris inepta
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Mangeliidae
Genus: Tenaturris
Species: T. inepta
Binomial name
Tenaturris inepta
(E. A. Smith, 1882)

Pleurotoma inepta Smith E. A., 1882

Tenaturris inepta is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.[1]



T. inepta can be found in Atlantic waters, ranging from the eastern coast of Florida south to Brazil and surrounding Bermuda.;[2] in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Lesser Antilles.


  1. ^ a b Tenaturris inepta (E. A. Smith, 1882).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 11 August 2011.
  2. ^ Tunnell, John W., Jr., Felder, Darryl L., & Earle, Sylvia A., eds. Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota, Volume 1: Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, 2009. 667.

External links[edit]

  • Smith, E.A. (1882) Diagnoses of new species of Pleurotomidae in the British Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 5, 10, 206–218 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  • Tucker, J.K. (2004). "Catalog of recent and fossil turrids (Mollusca: Gastropoda)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 682: 1–1295.
  • Gastropods.com: Tenaturris inepta