Acus

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Acus
Acus maculatus.jpg
live Oxymeris maculata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Terebridae
Genus: Acus
Gray, 1847[1]
Synonyms[2][3]
  • Oxymeris Dall, 1903
  • Nototerebra Cotton, 1947

Acus is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Terebridae, the auger snails.[3]

The genus name Acus belongs to the Pisces. Therefore Acus Gray, 1847 is no longer accepted, since it is a junior homonym of Acus Lacépède, 1803. Its accepted name is now Oxymeris Dall, 1903.

Description[edit]

Whorls simple, aperture elongate, columella simple and thickened, subsutural band present, often ornamented.[2]

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Acus include:

Species brought into synonymy 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gray (1847). Proc. zool. Soc. London 15: 139.
  2. ^ a b Terryn, Y. (2007): A Collectors Guide to Recent Terebridae (Mollusca: Neogastropoda). 57 pp., 65 color plts. ConchBooks & NaturalArt, Hackenheim & Gent, ISBN 978-3-939767-01-5.
  3. ^ a b Acus Gray, 1847.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 25 October 2010.
  4. ^ Acus lineopunctatus Bozzetti, 2008.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 14 September 2010.
  5. ^ Acus albidus (Gray, 1834).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 14 September 2010.
  6. ^ Acus areolatus (Link, 1807).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 13 April 2010.
  7. ^ Acus caledonicus (G.B. Sowerby III, 1909).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 14 September 2010.
  8. ^ Acus chloratus (Lamarck, 1822).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 14 September 2010.
  9. ^ Acus concavus .  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 13 April 2010.
  10. ^ Acus crenulatus (Linnaeus, 1758).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 14 September 2010.
  11. ^ Acus dillwynii (Deshayes, 1859).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 13 April 2010.
  12. ^ Acus dimidiatus (Linnaeus, 1758).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 14 September 2010.
  13. ^ Acus fatua (Hinds, 1844).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 13 April 2010.
  14. ^ Acus maculatus (Linnaeus, 1758).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 14 September 2010.
  15. ^ Acus senegalensis (Lamarck, 1822).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 13 April 2010.
  16. ^ Acus strigatus (G.B. Sowerby I, 1825).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 14 September 2010.
  17. ^ Acus suffusus (Pease, 1889).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 14 September 2010.
  18. ^ Acus thaanumi (Pilsbry, 1921).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 13 April 2010.
  19. ^ Acus trochlea (Deshayes, 1857).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 13 April 2010.
  20. ^ Acus troendlei (Bratcher, 1981).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 13 April 2010.

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