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Shell conical, with rounded shoulder and short spire. Dark brown on the spire and the base; the rest of the last whorl bears several spiral bands varying from light brown to yellowish. Under magnification it is possible to see numerous axial thin brown lines. Shell up to 25 mm.
This marine species is known only from the northwest of Boavista Island, Cape Verde, where it is an endemic species, living in shallow waters. Due to the small range there is a high risk of extinction.
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- Puillandre N., Duda T.F., Meyer C., Olivera B.M. & Bouchet P. (2015). One, four or 100 genera? A new classification of the cone snails. Journal of Molluscan Studies. 81: 1-23
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