Dentalium Linnaeus, 1758

Caetano, Carlos Henrique Soares, Scarabino, Victor & Absalão, Ricardo Silva, 2006, Scaphopoda (Mollusca) from the Brazilian continental shelf and upper slope (13 º to 21 ºS) with descriptions of two new species of the genus Cadulus Philippi, 1844, Zootaxa 1267, pp. 1-47 : 7

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.173183

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:DD06702D-A18D-4323-9CAE-D8F315FCCCC7

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6258382

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/CC6E8784-FFFC-FFBE-FF54-FD92FBE5D17C

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Dentalium Linnaeus, 1758
status

 

Dentalium Linnaeus, 1758

Diagnosis

Shell medium to large, generally well curved, strong, usually polished. Variable in color (white to yellow, orange, red or green). Eight to 12 primary ribs, varying strength, simple­channeled. Secondary ribs variable in number, smooth or sculptured. Intercostal spaces concave or convex, smooth or sculptured by longitudinal or transversal striae, or both. Apex with a flat V­shaped notch at ventral side. Apical callous, lumen circular, pipe common. Section polygonal at apex, circular at mouth.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Scaphopoda

Order

Dentaliida

Family

Dentaliidae