Lanistes purpureus (Jonas, 1839)
Lanistes purpureus from Tanzania.
Shell heigth: 45 mm.
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Shell: The rare Lanistes purpureus
has a beautifull purple shell. As in all Lanistes species, this snail is
hyperstrophic sinistral, which means the shell is sinistral, but the body of
the snail is dextral.
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