Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Oxystele
Family: Trochidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
sinensis
NOTES

A shell to 40 mm which is wider than it is high. It has a blunt spire and rounded whorls. The flat base has a concave callus. Operculum thin and horny with numerous spiral lines. Grazes on algae on rocky shores at low spring-tide level.


AUTHORITY
(Gmelin, 1791)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The outside is purplish black and the inside white with a distinctive rose coloured blotch on the columella
Colour: Black
Common Name
Periwinkle
Periwinkel
Rosy base top shell
Tolskulp
Top shell
Pink lipped top shell
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1988 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Diloma sinense
Oxystele inflate
Oxystele merula
Trochus merula
Trochus meruloides
Trochus sinensis
Turbo merula



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