THE SENTINEL SHELLS - FAMILY ASSIMINIIDAE. Shell small, globose-conical, with sharp lip; operculum of few coils, horny, nucleus on the side; gills replaced by a pul monary sac; tentacles wanting; eyes on very long stalks, and the active mollusks appear to be keeping a sharp lookout for danger. Terrestrial or amphibious mollusks. Found in Europe, Asia and America.
Genus ASSIMINEA, Leach.
Two Californian species have been reported.