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Epitonium tenellum
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A shell of Epitonium tenellum
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
informal group Ptenoglossa
Superfamily:
Epitonioidea
Family:
Epitoniidae
Genus:
Epitonium
Species:
E. tenellum
Binomial name
Epitonium tenellum
(Hutton, 1885)
Synonyms
  • Epitonium (Papyriscala) tenellum (Hutton, 1885) · accepted, alternate representation
  • Epitonium helicornuum (Iredale, 1936)
  • Epitonium novoseelandiae (Clessin, 1897)
  • Epitonium tenellum helicornuum (Iredale, 1936)
  • Limiscala helicornuum Iredale, 1936
  • Limiscala lineolata (Hutton, 1873)
  • Limiscala tenella (Hutton, 1885)
  • Scalaria lyra Hutton, 1880
  • Scalaria tenella Hutton, 1885
  • Scalaria lineolata Hutton, 1873

Epitonium tenellum, common name the small wentletrap, is a species of small ectoparasitic sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Epitoniidae, the wentletraps.

Distribution

This snail is found in shallow water in southeastern Australia and the North Island of New Zealand.

Description

The shell height varies between 10 mm and 20mm

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