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Pellilitorina bransfieldensis, sp. n. (Fig. 5.)


Shell ovate, subcorneous, perforate, dull purplish brown, polished, shining; whorls 3½, rapidly increasing, smooth; suture impressed; umbilicus moderately wide, deep; columella margin rather obliquely descending in a gentle curve, spreading above into an ill-defined parietal callus; labrum simple; aperture ovate, wide, large for tile size of the shell; operculum horny, three-whorled, with subcentral nucleus.


Alt. 5, diam. maj. 5.5, diam. min. 4.25 mm.


Aperture: alt. 4, diam. 3.5 mm.


Hab. From stomachs of fish taken in Bransfield Straits off Deception Island, South Shetland (A. G. Bennett).”



(Preston, 1916: 271)


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© National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)

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