Admete viridula

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Admete viridula
Scientific classification
A. viridula
Binomial name
Admete viridula
(Fabricius, 1780)
  • Admete abnormis Harmer, 1918
  • Admete borealis A. Adams, 1855,
  • Admete couthouyi (Jay, 1839)
  • Admete crispa Møller, 1842
  • Admete distincta Leche, 1878
  • Admete grandis Mörch, 1869
  • Admete laevior Leche, 1878
  • Admete middendorffiana Dall, 1885
  • Admete producta Sars, 1878
  • Admete undata Leche, 1878
  • Admete undatocostata Verkrüzen, 1875 (dubious synonym)
  • Admete viridula var. distincta Leche, 1878
  • Admete viridula var. elongata Leche, 1878
  • Admete viridula var. grandis Mörch, 1869
  • Admete viridula var. laevior Leche, 1878
  • Admete viridula var. producta (Fabricius, 1780)
  • Admete viridula var. producta Sars G.O., 1878
  • Admete viridula var. undata Leche, 1878
  • Admete viridula var. ventricosa Friele, 1879
  • Cancellaria buccinoides Couthouy, 1838 (non-Sowerby, 1832) Invalid: junior homonym of Cancellaria buccinoides Sowerby, 1832)
  • Cancellaria couthouyi Jay, 1839 (dubious synonym)
  • Murex costellifer Sowerby J. de C., 1832 (dubious synonym)
  • Nematoma tomiyaensis iiokaensis Ozaki, 1958
  • Propebela viridula (Fabricius, 1780)
  • Tritonium viridulum Fabricius, 1780 (basionym)

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


The shell size varies between 9 mm and 27 mm


This species is found in circumarctic waters (Norway, Novaya Zemlya, Russia; Bering Strait, Alaska), in the northwest Atlantic Ocean and in the Gulf of Maine.


  1. ^ a b Admete viridula (Fabricius, 1780). Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 20 January 2011.
  • 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
  • Hemmen J. (2007). Recent Cancellariidae. Wiesbaden, 428pp
  • Brunel, P., L. Bosse, and G. Lamarche. 1998. Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p
  • Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324
  • Abbott, R.T. (1974). American Seashells. 2nd ed. Van Nostrand Reinhold: New York, NY (USA). 663 pp
  • Bromley, J.E.C., and J.S. Bleakney. 1984. Keys to the fauna and flora of Minas Basin. National Research Council of Canada Report 24119. 366 p.
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  • Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p.

External links[edit]

  • "Admete viridula". Retrieved 20 January 2011.
  • Hemmen J. (2007) Recent Cancellariidae. Annotated and illustrated catalogue of Recent Cancellariidae. Privately published, Wiesbaden. 428 pp. [With amendments and corrections taken from Petit R.E. (2012) A critique of, and errata for, Recent Cancellariidae by Jens Hemmen, 2007. Conchologia Ingrata 9: 1-8.