Lodderia iota

Lodderia iota

Lodderia iota is a minute sea snail or micromollusc, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Cyclostrematidae.

Distribution

This species is endemic to the north of the North Island of New Zealand.

Habitat

This snail is found at depths of about 20 m.

Shell description

The shell is minute, subglobular, narrowly umbilicated, biangulated by spiral cords and crossed by axial threads, about 40 on the body whorl, and they extend from the suture to the small deep umbilicus. The aperture is circular, the peristome internally thickened, but not externally variced.

Shell coloration is pale buff.

The shell height is up to 0.55 mm, and the width is up to 0.65 mm.

References

  • Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
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