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Image of <i>Peristernia forskalii leucothea</i> Melvill 1891
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Forsskal's Whelk

Peristernia forskalii (Tapparone Canefri 1875)

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Peristernia forskalii (Forsskal's Whelk) is a species of Gastropoda in the family Fasciolariidae. They are found in marine habitat. Dead Forsskal's Whelk form shallow marine sediments. Individuals can grow to 17.5 mm. They have sexual reproduction.

  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000447
  • Definition: An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Forsskal's whelk. View this species on GBIF