Saulea

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Overview Afropomus Asolene Felipponea Lanistes Marisa Pila Pomacea Saulea

The african genus Saulea (Gray, 1867) contains one living species and one fossil species. The type species is Saulea vitrea.

Species

  • Saluea lithoides (Pain & Beatty, 1964, fossil)
  • Saulea vitrea (Born, 1780)
 

Characteristics of the genus Saulea:

 Saulea Shell: surface: smooth
shape: egg-shaped
direction: right (dextral)
whorls: round base with flat upper part
shell-opening (aperture): egg-shaped, round base, oval top
umbilicus: narrow
colour: variable, brown with irregular vertical yellow band or vice versa
Operculum: corneous
Body: head (cephalic) tentacles: long
labial tentacles: long
breathing siphon: short
colour: grey-yellow with darker spots
Eggs: ?

 

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