Potamides conicus

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This article is about a sea snail. For the mythological nymphs, see Potamides (mythology).
Potamides conicus
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A shell of Potamides conicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Potamididae
Genus: Potamides
Species: P. conicus
Binomial name
Potamides conicus
(Blainville, 1829)
  • Cerithium conicum Blainville, 1829
  • Pirenella cailliaudi Potiez & Michaud, 1838
  • Pirenella conica (Blainville, 1829)
  • Pirenella insculpta (Sowerby, 1866)
  • Pirenella layardii (A. Adams, 1854)
  • Potamides cailliaudi Potiez & Michaud, 1838

Potamides conicus is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Potamididae.[1]


The shell can attain a length of 14 mm.


This species occurs in or around:

  • European waters[1]
  • Madagascar[1]
  • The Red Sea[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e WoRMS (2011). Potamides conicus (Blainville, 1829). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140846 on 2011-04-10

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