kids encyclopedia robot

Awateria watsoni facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Awateria watsoni
Awateria watsoni 001.jpg
Original drawing of a shell of Awateria watsoni
Scientific classification

Pleurotoma (Drillia) watsoni E. A. Smith, 1891 (original combination)

Awateria watsoni is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Borsoniidae.


The length of the shell attains 6.5 mm, its breadth 3.3 mm.

(Original description) This small, white shell has a short fusiform shape. It has a large smooth apex. The upper slope of the six whorls is comparatively smooth, exhibiting only a few (about 4) faint spiral lirae, and the lower portion and the greater part of the body whorl are covered with a distinct cancellation, the points of intersection of the oblique and transverse lirae being rather acutely nodulose. The sinus is moderately deep. The arcuate lip is prominent.


This marine species is endemic to Australia.

kids search engine
Awateria watsoni Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.