Elasmias apertum

Family

Tornatellinidae

Species

Elasmias apertum (Pease, 1864)

Common Name

None reported

Description

This snail is very small, approximately 4.5 mm in length and 2.5 mm in diameter, with a total of 3-4.5 whorls. The shell is globose-ovate in shape. The snail has a pale brown color and may appear glossy. In some specimens a slight discoloration of the apex of the spire may be observed. The body of the animal is pale with dark tentacles. The foot of the animal is almost as long as the shell.

Native Range

Polynesia

Distribution

Indian Ocean islands

Pacific Islands

Australia

Ecology

This species is generally found on foliage, as they are tree dwellers.

Synonyms

  • Tornatellina aperta Pease, Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1864, p.673; 1871, p.473.

References

Pilsbry and Cooke 1915; Sloem 1964

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