Taxonomy

P. pansa is closely related to other genera such as Drupa and Thais.

It is sympatric with Plicopurpura columellaris.

It has a dark grey knobbly shell with pinkish-brown aperture.

It can be distinguished from P. columellaris by its lack of strong teeth inside the aperture.

Plicopurpura pansa

Plicopurpura pansa, dorsal view © Phil Hurst

Plicopurpura pansa

Plicopurpura pansa, ventral view © Phil Hurst

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