Calliotropis regalis

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Calliotropis regalis
Calliotropis regalis 001.jpg
Original drawing with an apertural view of a shell of Calliotropis regalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Seguenzioidea
Family: Calliotropidae
Genus: Calliotropis
Species: C. regalis
Binomial name
Calliotropis regalis
(Verrill & Smith, 1880) [1]
Synonyms[2]
  • Calliostoma regalis Verrill & S. Smith, 1880
  • Lischkeia regalis (Verrill & Smith, 1880)
  • Margarita regalis Verrill & S. Smith, 1880 (basionym)
  • Solariella regalis (Verrill & S. Smith, 1880)

Calliotropis regalis, or the "regal spiny margarite",[3] is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Calliotropidae.[2]

In older literature, this species was always synonymized with Margarita regalis Verril & Smlith, 1880 or with Trochus ottoi Philippi, 1844 or with Solariella ottoi Philippi, 1844, all synonyms of Calliotropis ottoi (Philippi, 1844).

Description[edit]

The size of an adult shell varies between 6 mm and 18 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species is distributed in European waters along the British Isles and the Faroes, in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to North Carolina.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Verrill & Smith (1880), Trans. Conn. Acad., V. p. 530, pl. lvii. fig. 37, 1882; VI. p. 254, pl. xxix. fig. 14.
  2. ^ a b Calliotropis regalis (Verrill & Smith, 1880).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 May 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=70047
  • Turgeon, D.D., et al. 1998. Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates of the United States and Canada. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 26 page(s): 60
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213

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