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Personidae 1 species (2 shells in total)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Gastropoda 
  Subclass    : Caenogastropoda 
   Order       : Littorinimorpha 
    Superfamily : Tonnoidea 
     Family      : Personidae 

Common name : distorsios

Aspect : he species of this recent family were classified in the Ranellidae. They were considered to be part of another family (difference in radula, physiological details and operculum rather similar to Ficidae, distinct genetic tree for at least 15-30 million years). Their shell is distinguished by a fairly distorted winding with turns having growths including at the opening

Feeding : carnivore, mobile prey

Environment : warm waters, average depth and often among corals

Distorsio anus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Distorsio anus
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