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Turcica H. Adams & A. Adams 1854

Turcica

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Turcica is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Eucyclidae.[2]

Kano et al. (2009) have argued that Turcica belongs in the family Calliotropidae.[3]

Description

The thin, subdiaphanous, imperforate shell has a conoidal shape. The whorls display transverse series of granules, the last rounded on the periphery. The thick columella is spirally twisted posteriorly, ending anteriorly in an obtuse, prominent point. The thin outer lip is simple and acute.[4]

Distribution

The genus ranges on both shores of the Pacific, from California and Australia northward.

Species

According to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) the following species are included within the genus Turcica :

Species brought into synonymy

References

  1. ^ A. Adams, Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1854, p. 37.
  2. ^ Turcica H. Adams & A. Adams, 1854. Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 17 December 2018.
  3. ^ Kano, Y., Chikyu, E. & Warén, A. 2009. Morphological, ecological and molecular characterization of the enigmatic planispiral snail genus Adeuomphalus (Vetigastropoda: Seguenzioidea). Journal of Molluscan Studies 75: 397–418
  4. ^ Tryon (1889), Manual of Conchology XI, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia
  5. ^ Turcica stellata A. Adams, 1864. Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 1 May 2010.
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Turcica: Brief Summary

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Turcica is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Eucyclidae.

Kano et al. (2009) have argued that Turcica belongs in the family Calliotropidae.

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