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Cylichna zealandica
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Euopisthobranchia
clade Cephalaspidea
Superfamily:
Philinoidea
Family:
Cylichnidae
Genus:
Cylichna
Species:
C. zealandica
Binomial name
Cylichna zealandica
T.W. Kirk, 1880

Cylichna zealandica is a species of sea snail or bubble snail, a marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Cylichnidae, the chalice bubble snails or canoe bubble snails.

Description

The height of the shell is 9 mm, its diameter 3.8 mm. The white, strong shell is smooth and faintly longitudinally striated. The aperture is produced above the spire.

Distribution

This marine species is endemic to New Zealand and occurs off North Island at a depth of 60 m.

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