There are a few adaptations the Bronze Pinecone has that are uncommon to others in its family. For instances, the first thing that is noticed is its shell. The thick, colorful shell measuring 2.4 - 2.8 mm wide and roughly 2.5 mm tall provides protection from millipedes and beetles that live amongst it. (Hotopp, 2005) Within the Strobiopsidae family, the eyes of these snail are well-pigmented with tentacles that are short but are well-developed. The root aenea refers to its copper coloring, but it also implies that the vas deferens ends near the base of the spermatheca while all other male organs are  lacking. Also throughout its family, each snail has a highly specialized shell structure that suits them to their habitat. The shell is made through a calcification process that originates in the mantle cavity. (Fretter, 1968) The Bronze Pinecone moves via its muscular foot which is a common characteristic within the class Gastropoda. (Pilsbry, 1926). Another common trait shared among the class Gastropoda is the characteristic of torsion which is the process of rotating theirvisceral mass 180 degrees. (Wilbur, 1964)


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