Sayella

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Sayella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
Superfamily: Pyramidelloidea
Family: Pyramidellidae
Genus: Sayella
Dall, 1885 [1]

Sayella is a genus of minute sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks or micromollusks in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.[2][3][4]

Shell description[edit]

Typical for this genus is the presence of only one prominent fold on the columella.

Distribution[edit]

This genus occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Eastern North America and also in the tropical West Atlantic.

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Sayella include:[2]

Species brought into synonymy
  • Sayella micalii Peñas & Rolán, 1997: synonym of Tiberia micalii (Peñas & Rolán, 1997)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dall, W. H. 1884. On a collection of shells sent from Florida by Mr. Henry Hemphill. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 6(384): 318-342, pl. 10
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2011). Sayella Dall, 1885. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=160442 on 2011-10-26
  3. ^ Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp.
  4. ^ Rolán E., 2005. Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago. Part 1, Polyplacophora and Gastropoda.

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