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Pusula solandri (G.B. Sowerby I, 1832) | by Gabriel Paladino Photography
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Pusula solandri (G.B. Sowerby I, 1832)

• Solander's Trivia / Sea Button

 

Scientific classification:

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Gastropoda

Subclass: Caenogastropoda

Order: Littorinimorpha

Superfamily: Cypraeoidea

Family: Triviidae

Genus: Pusula

Species: Pusula solandri

 

13mm

 

Palos Verdes, California, USA

 

From my collection

 

Similar to P. radians, looking at them side by side the differences are remarkable.

 

Several websites, stores and dealers have cross identified them.

 

Pusula radians (Lamarck, 1810):

www.gastropods.com/4/Shell_2284.shtml

www.vianetconchology.com/index.php?main_page=4&parent...

 

Pusula solandri (J. E. Gray in G. B. Sowerby I, 1832):

www.gastropods.com/2/Shell_2652.shtml

www.vianetconchology.com/index.php?main_page=4&parent...

 

Please, refer to plates 5 and 7 from FEHSE & GREGO: Revision of the genus Pusula (published in 2014)

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Uploaded on June 19, 2020