Shagreen

(Say, 1821)

Inflectarius inflectus

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Family:

Gastropoda

Stylommatophora

Polygyridae

Taxonomic Information

Helix inflecta

Original Combination:

inflecta = bent [latin]

Etymology

Original Description:

Spire convex; volutions five, wrinkled across; suture not profoundly impressed; aperture straight; labrum reflected. bidentate, teeth seperated by a profound sinus, the superior teeth inflected, behind the lip a profound groove, which abrubtly contracts the aperture in that part, so that although the lip is reflected, yet its edge is not more prominent than the general exterior surface of the body whorl, at base the lip is adpressed and covers the umbilicus; labrum with a large prominent oblique lamelliform tooth; umbilicus closed.
Greatest trnasverse diameter nearly 9-20 of an inch.
Inhabits Lower Missouri.
The teeth of the labrum somewhat resembles those of tridentata; but in the form of the grooves behind the labrum, and the pillar tooth, it resembles H. hirsuta, several specimens were found, but all dead shells, and destitute of their epidermis.

Original Description Citation:

Say, T. (1821). Description of univalve shells of the United States. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 2(1): 149-179.

Ecological Information

Native/Inavsive:

Native

Nature Serve Conservation Status:

G5: Secure

Diet

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