Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Natica alfredensis Bartsch, 1915
Catalog Number: USNM 187085
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): W. Turton
Locality: Port Alfred near Grahamstown, South Africa
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Holotype for Natica stimpsoni Bartsch, 1915
Catalog Number: USNM 93
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): W. Stimpson
Locality: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, Simons Bay, South Atlantic Ocean
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 40 - 40
 
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Wikipedia

Tectonatica tecta

Tectonatica tecta, common name the mottled necklace shell, is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Naticidae, the moon snails.[1]

Description[edit]

Distribution[edit]

This marine species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Namibia; off the south and west coast of South Africa; in the Indian Ocean off Mozambique and Madagascar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bouchet, P. (2014). Tectonatica tecta (Anton, 1838). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=591124 on 2015-02-02
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