Gyrotoma lewisii (Lea)

Striate Slitsnail (Gyrotoma lewisii)

The Striate Slitsnail was described in 1869, like all members of its genus, it was endemic to the Coosa River in Alabama, USA and disappeared after the impoundment of the river system in the early 20th century.

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Depiction from: ‘Calvin Goodrich: The genus Gyrotoma. University of Michigan 1924’

(public domain)

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edited: 07.05.2019