Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Triviella
Family: Triviidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
aperta
NOTES

A pyriform shell to 20 mm with a wide aperture and narrow outer lip. Coarse transverse ribs arise from denticles at the aperture and are interrupted by a groove in the centre of the dorsal surface. An endemic, infratidal species which feeds on ascidians.


AUTHORITY
(Swainson, 1822)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The base and ridges are white.
Colour: Pink
Common Name
Large baby toe
Groot babtoon
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1989 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Cypraea aperta
Cypraea rosea
Trivia aperta



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