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Calthalotia baudini
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Drawing of a shell of Calthalotia baudini
Scientific classification
  • Cantharidus baudini (Fischer, 1878)
  • Prothalotia baudini (P. Fischer, 1878)
  • Trochus baudini Fischer, 1878 (original description)

Calthalotia baudini is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails.


The size of the shell attains 15 mm. The rather thick, imperforate shell has a conic-elongate shape. The 6 to 7 whorls are planulate, the first buff, eroded, the following whitish, ornamented with sparse rosy points and angular chestnut streaks . The shell is spirally lirate, with about 8 lirae on the penultimate whorl. The subangular body whorl is depressed above. The base of the shell is convex, with about 8 concentric lirae. Tnere is no umbilical perforation. The aperture is rhomboidal. The lip is simple. The short columella is subnodose-truncate below.


This marine species is endemic to Australia and occurs off Western Australia and King Island, South Australia.

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