Diaphana Brown, 1827

Ohnheiser, Lena Tina & Malaquias, Manuel António E., 2014, The family Diaphanidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea) in Europe, with a redescription of the enigmatic species C olobocephalus costellatus M. Sars, 1870, Zootaxa 3774 (6), pp. 501-522: 502

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3774.6.1

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1C4C791C-09D7-4711-9D05-1ABE3DB24916

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6128196

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scientific name

Diaphana Brown, 1827
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Diaphana Brown, 1827  

The genus Diaphana   was introduced by T. Brown (1827) with the type species D. candida   . Diaphana   is characterised by an external thin, fragile, usually globose, umbilicate shell that accommodates the animal completely. The foot is usually forked posteriorly and the radula consists of a bilobed denticulated rachidian tooth and usually one long angulated finely denticulate lateral tooth on each side. Gizzard plates and jaws are absent. The penis is armed.