Cryptogemma

Belongs within: Turridae. Deep sea divergence Published 19 February 2024 I have often had cause before to remark on the taxonomic morass that is represented by the assemblage of gastropods historically referred to as the ‘Turridae’. Recent decades have seen this family undergo multiple revisions, as more modern methods have confirmed what was long suspected,… Continue reading Cryptogemma

Turridae

Belongs within: Conoidea.Contains: Coronia, Cryptogemma, Pleuroliria, Eopleurotoma (Eopleurotoma), Amuletum, Polystira, Turridrupa, Turris, Lophiotoma, Gemmula (Gemmula). The Turridae are a group of marine gastropods previously recognised as including all non-conid and non-terebrid conoids but now restricted to a monophyletic group with a usually narrowly fusiform shell bearing obsolete axial sculpture and a peripheral anal sinus (Bouchet et al.… Continue reading Turridae

Turris

Belongs within: Turridae. Turris is a genus of high-spired conoids found in shallow waters of the Indo-West Pacific (Kilburn et al. 2012). Characters (from Kilburn et al. 2012): Shell medium to large (adult length 40–185 mm), fusiform with high spire and long, unnotched siphonal canal; anal sinus a deep slot situated on a ridge immediately… Continue reading Turris

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Gemmula (Gemmula)

Belongs within: Turridae. The type subgenus of the genus Gemmula is a group of relatively large, tall-spired conoids found in warmer waters (Powell 1966). Characters (from Powell 1966): Shell rather large, 24–88 mm, elongate-fusiform, with tall spiral and long straight unnotched anterior canal. Protoconch tall, conical, polygyrate, axially costate. Adult sculpture of spiral keels and… Continue reading Gemmula (Gemmula)

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