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Cidarina cidaris (Carpenter 1864)

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    Cidarina cidaris
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    Cidarina cidaris, common name Adam's spiny margarite, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Calliotropidae.[1][2]

    Description

    The height of the gray to grayish white shell attains 20 mm.

    (Original description in Latin by Carpenter) "Testa magna, conica, Turcicoidea, tenui ; albido-cinerea, nacreo-argentata ; anfr. nucleosis —? (decollatis), norm, vii, subplanatis, suturis alte insculptis ; superficie spirae tota valide tuberculosa, seriebus tribus, alteris postea intercalantibus; peripheria et basi rotundatis, carinatis; carinis circ. 8, haud acutis, irregularibus, scabris, haud tuberculosis; lacuna umbilicali vix conspicua ; apertura subrotundata ; labro tenuissimo; labio obsoleto ; columella arcuata. "

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    Distribution

    This species occurs in the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Baja California.

    References

    1. ^ a b Rosenberg, G. (2012). Cidarina cidaris (Carpenter, 1864). Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=528712 on 2013-04-14
    2. ^ Turgeon, D.D., et al. 1998. Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates of the United States and Canada. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 26
    • Carpenter (1864), Ann. and Mag. N. H. xiv (3d ser.), p. 426.