Cancellicula aethiopica

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Cancellicula aethiopica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Cancellarioidea
Family: Cancellariidae
Genus: Cancellicula
Species: C. aethiopica
Binomial name
Cancellicula aethiopica
(Thiele, 1925)

Admete aethiopica Thiele, 1925 (basionym)

Cancellicula aethiopica is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cancellariidae, the nutmeg snails.[1]


The shell grows to a length of 4 mm.


This species occurs in the Indian Ocean off Somalia.


  1. ^ a b Cancellicula aethiopica (Thiele, 1925).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 23 October 2011.
  • Verhecken A. (1997) Mollusca Gastropoda: Arafura Sea Cancellariidae collected during the Karubar cruise. In: A. Crosnier & P. Bouchet (eds), Résultats des campagnes Musorstom, volume 16. Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle 172: 295-323. page(s): 316
  • Verhecken A. (2011) The Cancellariidae of the Panglao Marine Biodiversity Project 2004 and the Panglao 2005 and Aurora 2007 deep sea cruises in the Philippines, with description of six new species (Neogastropoda, Cancellarioidea). Vita Malacologica 9: 1-60. [Published 31 May 2011]