Echinopelta fistulosa McLean, 1989. Family Peltospiridae. ChEss logo OBIS species link


Left to right: Side (left) and bottom (center) views; Echinopelta fistulosa McLean 1989, protoconch broken off young specimen

Size under dissecting microscope: 210-220µm
Size under compound microscope: 200, 205, 210µm
This group is quite angular in appearance and has the lines beginning on a raised platform at the base of the shell. In this form the lines become indistinct for most of the shell. The aperture is slightly flared and has a narrow rim. We believe this morphotype corresponds to Echinopelta fistula, which has the same raised platform on the base (see SEM photo above).
Pump EPR 1999-2000: Frequent (but combined with 240µm size class)
Pump EPR 2004: Frequent
Trap EPR 2004-2005: Occasional

Can be confused with

See Notes on peltospirids for links to easily confused peltospirid species

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