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sub·ter·mi·nal

(sŭb-ter'mi-năl),
Situated near the end or extremity of an oval or rod-shaped body.

subterminal

(sŭb-tĕr′mĭ-năl) [″ + terminus, a boundary]
Close to the end of an extremity.
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Upper lateral line scales 16 (7), lower lateral line scales 7(1), 9 (3); both upper and lower lateral line including 1-4 pored scales terminally or subterminally at open ends.
and pointed posteriorly with a concave subterminal margin dorsally, a convex subterminal margin ventrally; supramaxilla large and subterminally positioned.
12 ridge-like denticles, one where basal portion of lip joins columella frequently larger, with a shallow notch separating it from columella tooth; an additional small granule is usually present just external to this notch; exterior of outer lip thickened subterminally but not distinctly varixed; interior nacreous, deeper region lacking in-running ridges, but cords of outer surface showing through.
Peristome oblique and nearly tangential, aperture subcircular; columella shallowly concave with a rounded tooth at its base; interior of outer lip of mature individuals subterminally thickened and set with approx.