Pirenella

Pirenella

(pir'ĕ-nel'ă),
A genus of marine and brackish water operculate (prosobranch) snails. Pirenella conica is the initial intermediate host of Heterophyes heterophyes, the fish-borne fluke of humans and fish-eating birds and mammals along the Mediterranean and Red Sea coasts.
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Also from the vicinity, they included the most numerous remains of scaphopods (species Dentalium badense, as well as species of the gastropods Pirenella, Melanopsis, Turritella, Conus, and Terebralia).