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Amalda mucronata
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - RMNH.MOL.213035 - Amalda mucronata (Sowerby, 1830) - Olividae - Mollusc shell.jpeg
Scientific classification
Synonyms
  • Ancillaria mucronata G.B. Sowerby I, 1830 (original combination)
  • Baryspira mucronata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1830)

Amalda mucronata is a species of medium-sized sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Ancillariidae. These snails live in the sandy subtidal near-shore environment where they eat bivalves. Fossil material of this species provides evidence of morphological stasis over 5 million years

Shell description

The shell height is up to 61 mm, and the width is up to 27 mm.

Distribution

This marine species is endemic to and occurs off New Zealand.

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