Physical Description

Diagnostic Description


Shell up to 5 cm diameter. Colour white to yellowish-brown, lighter at the edges and beneath. Operculum horny and dark brown. Habitat: fine sand in lower eulittoral zone. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997).
  • Richmond, M. (Ed.) (1997). A guide to the seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean islands. Sida/Department for Research Cooperation, SAREC: Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 91-630-4594-X. 448 pp.
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Source: World Register of Marine Species


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Depth range based on 27 specimens in 2 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.5 - 128
  Temperature range (°C): 25.857 - 25.857
  Nitrate (umol/L): 3.610 - 3.610
  Salinity (PPS): 34.451 - 34.451
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.008 - 4.008
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.392 - 0.392
  Silicate (umol/l): 4.097 - 4.097

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Depth range (m): 1.5 - 128
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Architectonica perspectiva

Architectonica perspectiva, common name the clear or perspective sundial shell, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Architectonicidae, which are known as the staircase shells or sundials.

Apical view of a shell of Architectonica perspectiva.


  1. ^ "World Register of Marine Species". 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
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