Propebela harpularia

Propebela harpularia

Propebela harpularia

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Propebela harpularia

Propebela harpularia is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.

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The taxonomy is this species is uncertain. Relying on Tucker, the website |Gastropods.com states this species as Oenopota harpularius (Couthouy, J.P., 1838), while WoRMS states Oenopota harpularius as a synonym of Propebela harpularia (Couthouy, 1838)

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Appearance

The characters of this species are very variable. Usually, the ribs are 14–16 in number, but some specimens have as many as 20. The colour is always red, or brownish. The interspaces between the ribs, round the angulated part of the body whorl, are concavely excavated. There transverse sculpture appears without being interrupted by the carina.

Distribution

Geography

This species occurs in arctic and boreal seas.

References

1. Propebela harpularia Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propebela_harpularia

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