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Calliostoma benthicola
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily:
Trochoidea
Family:
Calliostomatidae
Subfamily:
Calliostomatinae
Tribe:
Calliostomatini
Genus:
Species:
C. benthicola
Binomial name
Calliostoma benthicola
(Dell, 1950)
Synonyms
  • Calliostoma (Maurea) benthicola (Dell, 1950)
  • Venustas benthicola Dell, 1950

Calliostoma benthicola is a species of medium-sized deepwater sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Calliostomatidae, the calliostoma top snails.

Some authors place this taxon in the subgenus Calliostoma (Maurea).

Description

The height of the shell attains 26 mm.


Distribution

This marine species occurs off New Zealand.

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