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Alcithoe larochei ostenfeldi
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily:
Muricoidea
Family:
Volutidae
Genus:
Alcithoe
Species:
A. ostenfeldi
Subspecies:
Alcithoe larochei ostenfeldi
Trinomial name
Alcithoe larochei ostenfeldi
(Iredale, 1937)
Synonyms
  • Alcithoe ostenfeldi'' (Iredale, 1937)
  • Gilvostia ostenfeldi Iredale, 1937 (original combination)

Alcithoe larochei ostenfeldi is a subspecies of very large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Volutidae, the volutes.

Description

The height of this shell attains 170mm, its width 73mm.


Distribution

This marine subspecies is endemic to New Zealand.

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