Xymene traversi

Taxobox
name = "Xymene traversi"


image_caption =
status =
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Mollusca
classis = Gastropoda
ordo = Sorbeoconcha
familia = Muricidae
genus = "Xymene"
species = "X. traversi"
binomial = "Xymene traversi"
binomial_authority = (Hutton, 1873)
synonyms = "Fusus traversi" Hutton, 1873
"Fusus corticatus" Hutton, 1873
"Kalydon duodecimus" Hutton, 1884
"Euthria linea traversi" Suter, 1913
"Xymene quirindus" Iredale, 1915

"Xymene traversi" is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Muricidae, the rock snails or murex snails.

Distribution

This murex species is endemic to New Zealand, found in the North Island and the north of the South Island, as well as the Chatham Islands.

Habitat

This snail is found on rocky coasts, intertidally and below low tide.

hell description

The shell is elongate , the whorls strongly angled just below middle whorl height. Sculpture consists of distant broadly rounded axials, about 12 per whorl, bluntly or sharply nodular at the peripheral carina. The spiral sculpture is weak, except for two strong cords, encircling the neck.

Coloration is pale yellowish to yellowish-brown, with the axial nodes darker.

Height is up to 19 mm, and width up to 9 mm.

References

* Powell A W B, "New Zealand Mollusca", William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1


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