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|Penion ormesi snail collected from Golden Bay in New Zealand|
(Powell A W B, 1927)
Verconella ormesi Powell A W B, 1927 Penion cuvierianus jeakingsi (Powell, 1947)
Penion ormesi is a large to very large species of siphon whelk. P. ormesi is benthic, and typically inhabits soft-sediments on the continental shelf.
Recent genetic and geometric morphometric research using shell shape and size has demonstrated that a formerly recognised species Penion cuvierianus jeakingsi is closely related to Penion ormesi, and the taxon has been synonymised. However, further genetic and morphological variation observed among these snails suggests that there may be further diversity within this lineage.
- Shells of Penion ormesi
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