Zeacumantus


Zeacumantus

Taxobox
name = "Zeacumantus"


image_caption =
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Mollusca
classis = Gastropoda
ordo = Mesogastropoda
familia = Potamididae
genus = "Zeacumantus"
genus_authority = Finlay, 1927
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = See text.

"Zeacumantus" is a genus of small to medium-sized sea snails or mud snails, marinegastropod mollusks in the family Potamididae, the horn snails.

This genus is sometimes still treated as if it were only a subgenus of the genus "Batillaria".

Habitat

These snails are found in great abundance in muddy, mid-tidal situations.

hell description

The shells of this species are tall-spired, with a rounded to subquadrate aperture, simple sharp outer lip, and a very short, spout-like, anterior canal.

pecies

* "Zeacumantus diemenensis" (Quoy, JRC & JP Gaimard, 1834)
* "Zeacumantus lutulentus" (Kiener,1841)
* "Zeacumantus subcarinatus" (Sowerby,1855)

References

* Powell A. W. B., "New Zealand Mollusca", William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
* Glen Pownall, "New Zealand Shells and Shellfish", Seven Seas Publishing Pty Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 85467 054 8
* Miller M & Batt G, "Reef and Beach Life of New Zealand", William Collins (New Zealand) Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1973
* [http://www.gastropods.com/3/Shell_11443.html]


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