Image: Torresitrachia alenae

Torresitrachia alenae

Among all four newly described species of land snail, Torresitrachia alenae is the most distinctive due to its shell being covered by dense, short hairs. Also, in contrast to the other species, it lacks the ribs in the shells. Of all species it has the most restricted occurrence being known from an area not larger than one square kilometre. We named it in honour of Alena Kessner, wife of one of the co-authors of this description, Vince Kessner, in recognition of her support through so many years. (You can also see the other Torresitrachia land snails in the image gallery)

Willan, Köhler, Kessner & Braby, 2009
Martin Pueschel
© Martin Pueschel

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