Pupisoma dioscoricola

Family

Valloniidae

Species

Pupisoma dioscoricola (Adams, 1845)

Common Name

Yam babybody

Description

The small, subglobose shell of this species is approximately 1.95 mm high and 1.8 mm wide with 2.5-3.25 whorls. The upper whorls are granulated. The cinnamon-colored shell is thin, slightly translucent, smooth and glossy. This species can be separated from other species in this genus by the presence of distinct spiral striations on the shell and the first couple of whorls are large.

Native Range

Asia

Distribution

North America:

  • U.S.: Florida, Texas

South and Central America

Pacific Islands: Galapagos Islands

Caribbean: Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad

Synonyms

  • Helix dioscoricola Adams, 1845. Proc. Boston Soc. N. H., ii. p. 16
  • Helix punctum Morelet, 1851. Von Martens, Biol. Centr. Amer., Moll., p. 131, pl. 7, f. 3-3b
  • H. caeca Guppy, 1868. Proc. Sci. Asso. Trinidad, p. 241.; Amer. Journal. Conch., vi, p. 307
  • Microphysa dioscoricola Binney, 1890
  • Pupisoma americanum Moellendorff, 1899
  • Pupisoma dioscoricola insigne Pilsbry, 1920
  • Pupisoma puella Hylton Scott, 1960
  • Helix dioscoricola Pfriffer, 1848
  • Helix (Conulus) dioscoricola Tryton, 1886
  • Thysanophora dioscoricola Pilsbry, 1894
  • Pupisoma dioscoricola Pilsbry, 1920
  • Pupisoma (Ptychopatula) dioscoriicola Haas 1937
  • Ptychopatula dioscoricola Paul and Donovan, 2005
  • Helix punctum Fischer and Crosse, 1872
  • Helix (Microconus) punctum Tryon, 1887
  • Thysanophora punctum Pilsbry 1894
  • Helix caeca Dall 1889
  • Helix (Acanthinula) caeca Tryon 1887
  • Patula (Ptychopatula) caeca Pilsbry, 1889
  • Thysanophora dioscoricola caeca Rhoads, 1899
  • Pupisoma dioscoricola insigne Baker, 1925
  • Ptychopatula dioscoricola insigne Tillier, 1980
  • Pupisoma puella Quintana, 1982
  • Pupisoma (subgenus?) minus Hass, 1960
  • Pupisoma minus Oliveira and Almeida, 1999

References

Abbott 1989; Anderson 2005; Hausdorf 2007; Kantor et al. 2009; Pilsbry 1920; Rosenberg and Muratov 2006

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