Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2003 15:45:16 -0400
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From: Peggy Williams <Peggy@SHELLTRIPS.COM>
Subject: Re: Opeatostoma feature in another species?
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> We are all aware of the single tooth at the anterior of
> the aperture of Opeatostoma pseudodon. BUT, I just
> uncovered a shell in the club collection that had an
> Acanthina angelica label in it. And it bears the general
> shape of an Acanthina, but there is a false tooth just
> like that of Opeatostoma. Are there any other species in
> the genus Opeatostoma? This is obviously NOT that
> species, as it is a mottled brown, nodulose shell.
> What gives? This was a real surprise to me.
There are several toothed shells in the Americas: Acanthinas,
Opeatostoma, Leucozonia nassa and Ceratostoma foliatum come to mind.
presumably they all eat barnacles...
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