Trochia cingulata

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Trochia cingulata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Ocenebrinae
Genus: Trochia
Species: T. cingulata
Binomial name
Trochia cingulata
(Linnaeus, 1771)
Synonyms[1]
  • Buccinum scala Gmelin, 1791
  • Buccinum trochlea Bruguiere, 1789
  • Nucella cingulata (Linnaeus, 1771)
  • Purpura cingulata Linnaeus, 1771
  • Purpura spiralis Reeve, 1846
  • Stramonita cingulata Linnaeus, C., 1758

Trochia cingulata, common name : the girdled dogwhelk, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[1]

Description[edit]

The shell size varies between 20 mm and 45 mm

Distribution[edit]

This species is distributed in the Atlantic Ocean along Namibia and the West Coast of South Africa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Trochia cingulata (Linnaeus, 1771).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 2 January 20112010.
  • Branch, G.M. et al. (2002). Two Oceans. 5th impression. David Philip, Cate Town & Johannesburg

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