Cerion blandi Pilsbry and Vanatta, 1896

Original Description

"Shell solid and strong, cylindric-tapering, the latter 3 whorls ap­proaching equality in diameter, those above slowly tapering to form a long cone, gradually passing into cylindrical portion. Light grayish, with inconspicuous white flecking. Whorls 10, the nepionic 2¼ corneous, smooth, the following 2½  weakly, distinctly ribbed, later 4½ to 5 whorls very sharply and roughly, strongly ribbed, ribs narrow and high, 19 to 22 on each of the two or three later whorls. Um­bilicus compressed, rimate, the area behind columellar lip excavated, smooth.

            Aperture ovate, white within; peristome reflexed and recurved, not thickened; parietal callus heavy, forming a strong bar across the space between lip ends. Parietal tooth median, moderately strong.

Alt. 27½, diam; 11 ; alt. of aperture 10½  mm.

Alt. 26¾, diam. 11 ; alt. of aperture 10 mm.

Turk's Island, Bahamas.

            This species resembles C. glans in general figure and the stout parietal callus; but the ribs are conspicuously different, peculiarly rough and unfinished in appearance, somewhat like C. felis." (Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1896:334).

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