GLOSSARY OF GASTROPOD MORPHOLOGIC TERMS
Illustrations and objective data courtesy of AMOCO Production Co., Alan B. Shaw (Manager, South Florida Carbonate Project), and Brian F. Glenister (AMOCO Consultant)
Line on the spire where whorls touch each other
If you have 0 - 1 whorls, then there are no sutures
|distinct||Line separating the whorls on the spire is clearly visible|
|indistinct||Sutures present, but the line separating the whorls on the spire is not clearly visible|
Last updated on September 3, 2002-eek.