- Rolán E., 2005. Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago. Part 1, Polyplacophora and Gastropoda.
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It is possible that this is a Compound species as there are at least two population groupd where the shell morph is identical but the animal, habitat and behaviour are totally distinct. One personally observed population has a black animal and lives on or under mud in the upper intertidal zone, leaving the sea at night to hunt worms among the roots of vegetation on the foresgore. It has a thick robust periostracum which may be "sunburned". The other population personally collected by Louis Pisani Burnay and others lives in deeper water usually under stones and has a light red animal. The periostracum is brown with transverse spirals of short hairs. The egg capsules of neither group have been observed. Burnay and Monteiro 1977 Seashells from Cape Verde Islands (as C ambiguus Reeve, 1844)
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