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Recluzia erythraea Jickeli, 1882
[dubious species]

Overview

This is a large, shelled pelagic snail. It lives in the pleuston and has no swimming fins. The dextral shell is highly coiled. The aperture is round. It is a carnivorous species preying on relatively large floating animals. It lives in the Red Sea.

Taxonomic Description

This is a large, shelled pelagic snail. It lives in the pleuston and has no swimming fins. The dextral shell is highly coiled. The aperture is round. Shell measurements: height 13 mm, diameter, 8.5 mm, aperture 6.3 mm high and 5.2 mm wide.

Juveniles

The juveniles have a dextrally coiled shell. A special description is not available.

Types

Recluzia erythraea Jickeli, 1882: 367
Type locality: Red Sea. Dahlak.

Original description

Testa perforata, elongato-ovata, tenuis, flavido-fusca apice albescente, nitidula, sub lente striis incrementi sculpta; spira turrita, apice acuto; anfractus 6 inflati, sutura obliqua, profunda separati, ultimus ventrosus; apertura rotundata, basi leviter recedens, margine columellari paulisper reflexo, vix torto, basali subeffusulo, marginibus callo tenui conjunctis.

Recluzia erythraea