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Tulotoma magnifica

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Tulotoma magnifica, common name the Alabama live-bearing snail or tulotoma, is a species of large freshwater snail, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Viviparidae. [1]

25 relations: Alabama, Alabama River, Animal, Architaenioglossa, Caenogastropoda, Common name, Coosa River, Endangered species, Endemism, Freshwater snail, Gastropod shell, Gastropoda, Mollusca, Monotypic taxon, Operculum (gastropod), Radula, Samuel Stehman Haldeman, Snout, Spire (mollusc), Substrate (biology), Timothy Abbott Conrad, United States, Viviparidae, Viviparoidea, Whorl (mollusc).


Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Alabama River

The Alabama River, in the U.S. state of Alabama, is formed by the Tallapoosa and Coosa rivers, which unite about north of Montgomery, near the suburb of Wetumpka.

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Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia.

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Architaenioglossa is a taxonomic group of snails which have gills and often an operculum.

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Caenogastropoda (from Ancient Greek caeno- meaning "recent") is a taxonomic clade, a large diverse group which are mostly sea snails and other marine gastropod mollusks, but also includes some freshwater snails and some land snails.

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Common name

In biology, a common name of a taxon or organism (also known as a vernacular name, English name, colloquial name, trivial name, trivial epithet, country name, popular name, or farmer's name) is a name that is based on the normal language of everyday life; this kind of name is often contrasted with the scientific name for the same organism, which is Latinized.

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Coosa River

The Coosa River is a tributary of the Alabama River in the U.S. states of Alabama and Georgia.

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Endangered species

An endangered species is a species which has been categorized as very likely to become extinct.

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Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere.

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Freshwater snail

Freshwater snails are gastropod mollusks which live in freshwater.

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Gastropod shell

The gastropod shell is part of the body of a gastropod or snail, a kind of mollusc.

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The gastropods, more commonly known as snails and slugs, belong to a large taxonomic class of invertebrates within the phylum Mollusca, called Gastropoda.

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Mollusca is a large phylum of invertebrate animals whose members are known as molluscs or mollusksThe formerly dominant spelling mollusk is still used in the U.S. — see the reasons given in Gary Rosenberg's.

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Monotypic taxon

In biology, a monotypic taxon is a taxonomic group (taxon) that contains only one immediately subordinate taxon.

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Operculum (gastropod)

The operculum, meaning little lid, (plural: opercula or operculums) is a corneous or calcareous anatomical structure like a trapdoor which exists in many (but not all) groups of sea snails and freshwater snails, and also in a few groups of land snails.

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The radula (plural radulae or radulas) is an anatomical structure that is used by mollusks for feeding, sometimes compared to a tongue.

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Samuel Stehman Haldeman

Samuel Stehman Haldeman (August 12, 1812 – September 10, 1880) was a United States naturalist and philologist.

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A snout is the protruding portion of an animal's face, consisting of its nose, mouth, and jaw.

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Spire (mollusc)

A spire is a part of the coiled shell of molluscs.

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Substrate (biology)

In biology, a substrate is the surface on which an organism (such as a plant, fungus, or animal) lives.

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Timothy Abbott Conrad

Timothy Abbott Conrad (June 21, 1803 in Trenton, New Jersey – August 9, 1877 in Trenton) was an American geologist and malacologist.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Viviparidae, sometimes known as the river snails or mystery snails, are a family of large operculate freshwater snails, aquatic gastropod mollusks.

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Viviparoidea is a taxonomic superfamily of freshwater snails, aquatic gastropod mollusks within the informal group Architaenioglossa, which belongs to the clade Caenogastropoda.

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Whorl (mollusc)

A whorl is a single, complete 360° revolution or turn in the spiral growth of a mollusc shell.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulotoma_magnifica

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