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Phenatoma rosea
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Two shells of Phenatoma rosea (museum specimens at Naturalis Biodiversity Center)
Scientific classification
Synonyms
  • Phenatoma novaezelandiae (Reeve, 1843)
  • Drillia novaezelandiae Reeve, 1843
  • Pleurotoma rosea Quoy & Gaimard, 1833

Phenatoma rosea, or the pink tower shell, is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Borsoniidae.

Description

The size of an adult shell varies between 23 mm and 34 mm; its width is 11 mm. The shell is spirally sulcate and longitudinally striate0 The suture is slightly impressed, marginate and subcrenulate. The; sinus is rather broad and shallow. It has a rose-ash color, purple-rose within the aperture.

Distribution

This marine species occurs is endemic to New Zealand and Tasmania

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