Conasprella cercadensis

Conasprella cercadensis is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails, cone shells or cones.[1]

Conasprella cercadensis
Conasprella cercadensis.jpg
Several views of a shell of Conasprella cercadensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conasprella
Species:
C. cercadensis
Binomial name
Conasprella cercadensis
(Maury, 1917)
Synonyms[1]
  • Conasprella (Ximeniconus) cercadensis (Maury, 1917) · accepted, alternate representation
  • Conus cercadensis Maury, 1917 † (original combination)
  • Perplexiconus cercadensis (Maury), Tucker and Tenorio, 2009

DescriptionEdit

The shell pattern consists of about 30–40 spiral lines, extending from base to shoulder; these coincide with the raised posterior edges of spiral ribs on the anterior half of the body whorl. The sutural ramp is unpigmented.[2]

DistributionEdit

This marine species was found as a fossil in a Neogene coral reef-associated deposit in the Dominican Republic.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2015). Conasprella berschaueri (Petuch & R. F. Myers, 2014). In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=836466 on 2015-06-14
  2. ^ Hendricks J.R. (2015). Glowing seashells: diversity of fossilized coloration patterns on coral reef-associated cone snail (Gastropoda: Conidae) shells from the Neogene of the Dominican Republic. PLoS ONE. 10(4): e0120924

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