Achatinella decipiens facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAchatinella decipiens
clade Heterobranchia clade Euthyneura
informal group Sigmurethra
Cooke considered Achatinella decipiens to be a subspecies of Achatinella byronii.
The rough sinistral (eastern range) or smooth dextral (western range) shell is conically-elongate, solid, slightly rounded, and margined above. The shell has six whorls. The aperture is elongately-ovate and the lip is subreflected. The columella is short, obliquely twisted and has an expanded callus. The suture is slightly impressed with numerous longitudinal, oblique striae. Shell color is white with yellow transverse bands, or yellow with white transverse lines and longitudinal chestnut colored stripes.
The height of the shell is 20.5 mm. The width of the shell is 9.0 mm.
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