Epitonium pallasii

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Drawing by Nasser Al Zayani (2017)

Phylum: Mollusca,  Class: Gastropoda, Family: Epitoniidae

Species: Epitonium pallasii

Description: Slightly triangular in profile, the whorls are rather inflated and rounded and lead to a circular aperture. There are approximately 5 whorls that are crossed by about 9 upstanding ribs. Extremely coloured cream to fawn, the ribs are usually bright white. Typical Size: Larger species – L 26mm W 16mm, Smaller species – L 10mm, W 7mm.
Information Source: Bahrain First National Report to the CBD (2006); Bahrain Seashells (1994)