Terestrombus terebellatus

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Terestrombus terebellatus
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Five views of a shell of Terestrombus terebellatus
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T. terebellatus
Binomial name
Terestrombus terebellatus
(G.B. Sowerby II, 1842)
Synonyms[1]
  • Strombus terebellatus G.B. Sowerby II, 1842
  • Strombus terebellatus terebellatus G.B. Sowerby II, 1842

Terestrombus terebellatus, common name : the little auger conch, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Strombidae, the true conchs.[1]

Description[edit]

Adult shell size in this species varies between 25 mm and 54 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species is distributed in the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean along the Chagos Atoll, in the Pacific Ocean along Japan, Fiji and Northwest Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Terestrombus terebellatus Sowerby, 1842. Bouchet, P. (2010). Terestrombus terebellatus (G.B. Sowerby II, 1842). Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=531862 on 20 February 2011 .
  • Walls, J.G. (1980). Conchs, tibias and harps. A survey of the molluscan families Strombidae and Harpidae. T.F.H. Publications Ltd, Hong Kong

External links[edit]

  • "Terestrombus terebellatus". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 29 March 2011.