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Clanculus peccatus
preserved specimen
preserved specimen
Scientific classification
  • Clanculus peccatus (Finlay, 1926) (basionym)
  • Paraclanculus peccatus Finlay, 1927
  • Trochus ringens Suter, 1913
  • Trochus takapunaensis Webster, 1906

Clanculus (Paraclanculus) peccatus is a species of medium-sized sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Trochidae, the top snails.


The height of the shell attains 12 mm, its diameter 12 mm.


This marine species is endemic to New Zealand, found under rocks at about 15–20 m off Great Barrier Island.

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