architectonicidae

Clear Sundial Snail, Perspective Sundial Snail | ©Eric Noora

Architectonica prespectiva, a sea snail of the Indo-Pacific, found Secret Bay, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, at a depth of about 6 m during a night dive.

Animalia - Mollusca - Gastropoda - Heterobranchia - Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae - ArchitectonicaA. perspectiva (Linnaeus, 1758) 

Perspective Sundial Snail

(Architectonica perspectiva)

also known as the clear sundial snail, is a species of sea snail of the family Architectonicidae (sundial snails) found in sandy waters all over the Indo-pacific. not too much is known about this species other than it is around 5cm in diameter and it’s body matches the patterns on it’s shell. one can only assume they haven’t been extensively researched.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Heterobranchia-Architectonicoidea-Architectonicidae-Architectonica-perspectiva

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