Pachydermia laevis Warén & Bouchet, 1989. Family Neomphalidae. ChEss logo OBIS species link

Pachydermia laevisPachydermia laevis SEM

see also Warén & Bouchet, 1989, for SEM of protoconch

Size under dissecting microscope: 250µm
Size under compound microscope: 245µm
Pachydermia laevis
has a moderately large protoconch with regular overall interconnected reticulate sculpture, strongly marked in the proximal region and becoming finer and less distinct toward the aperture. The aperture is slightly curved with a thickened broad rim that tapers slightly toward the inner edge.
Pump EPR 1999-2000: Frequent
Pump EPR 2004: Frequent
Trap EPR 2004-2005: Occasional

Can be confused with

Unknown neomphalid W
Pachydermia laevis is most likely to be confused with Unknown neomphalid W, as they are approximately the same size and both have reticulate sculpture. However, Unknown neomphalid W lacks the thickened aperture rim and its sculpture is coarser and less regular and is limited to the proximal half of the shell.

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