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Hemilienardia apiculata
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Drawing of a shell of Hemilienardia apiculata
Scientific classification
  • Clathurella (Hemilienardia) apiculata (Montrouzier, 1864)
  • Clathurella apiculata var. minor G. and H. Nevill, 1875
  • Glyphostoma apiculata Semper, 1876
  • Lienardia apiculata (Montrouzier in Souverbie & Montrouzier, 1864)
  • Mangilia apiculata Montrouzier, 1864
  • Pleurotoma apiculata Montrouzier, 1864 (original combination)

Hemilienardia apiculata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Raphitomidae.


The length of the shell varies between 3 mm and 8 mm.

The shell is translucent white, with a row of opaque white spots about the middle of the body whorl.


This marine species occurs off New Caledonia and off Queensland, Australia

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