Aartsenia

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Aartsenia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
Superfamily: Pyramidelloidea
Family: Pyramidellidae
Genus: Aartsenia
Warén, 1991[1]
Type species
Amaura candida (Møller, 1842)
Synonyms[3]
  • Amaura Møller, 1842 [2]

Aartsenia is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.[3][4][5]

Description[edit]

The species in this genus are very large compared to the Odostomias, looking like inflated Odostomias. Their sculpture consists of very fine lines of growth and still finer wavy closely placed spiral striations. [6]

Distribution[edit]

The vast majority of the genus's distribution is in the Northern Sea near the coasts of Iceland and Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Sweden and Denmark, near the Arctic Circle. [7]

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Aartsenia include:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warén, A. (1991). New and little known Mollusca from Iceland and Scandinavia. Sarsia 76: 53-124. World Register of Marine Species, Retrieved 2011-10-25.
  2. ^ Møller, Index Moll. Groenlandica, 1842, p. 7.
  3. ^ a b c Rosenberg, G.; Gofas, S. (2011). Aartsenia. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138399 on 2011-10-26
  4. ^ Check List of European Marine Mollusca
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ Dall & Bartsch, A Monograph of West American Pyramidellid Mollusks, United States National Museum Bulletin 68, p.218; 1909
  7. ^ 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 (look up in IMIS) [details]

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