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Herpetopoma xeniolum (Melvill 1918)

Herpetopoma xeniolum

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Herpetopoma xeniolum is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chilodontidae.[1]

D.G. Herbert (2012) wasn't convinced that this poorly known species belonged in the genus Herpetopoma and puts it in Herpetopoma sensu lato.[2]

Description

The length of the shell attains 3.7 mm

The whorls of this relatively high-spired shell are rather flat-sided and show a fine sculpture. Some of the denticles of the outer lip extend into the aperture. There is a number of variation in the spiral cords of the examined specimens.[2]

Distribution

This species occurs in the Indo-West Pacific, in the Gulf of Oman and off Réunion, New Caledonia and the Philippines; as a fossil from the Pliocene off Fiji.

References

  • Vilvens C. & Heros V. 2003. Description of Herpetopoma eboreum n.sp. (Gastropoda : Trochisae: Eucyclinae: Chilodoniini) from New Caledonia. Novapex 4(2–3): 61–65
  • Poppe G.T., Tagaro S.P. & Dekker H. (2006) The Seguenziidae, Chilodontidae, Trochidae, Calliostomatidae and Solariellidae of the Philippine Islands. Visaya Supplement 2: 1–228.

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Herpetopoma xeniolum: Brief Summary

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Herpetopoma xeniolum is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chilodontidae.

D.G. Herbert (2012) wasn't convinced that this poorly known species belonged in the genus Herpetopoma and puts it in Herpetopoma sensu lato.

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