Afrocominella capensis

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Afrocominella capensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Buccinidae
Subfamily: Pisaniinae
Genus: Afrocominella
Species: A. capensis
Binomial name
Afrocominella capensis
(Dunker in Philippi, 1844)
  • Afrocominella elongata (Dunker, 1857)
  • Cominella elongata Dunker, 1857

Afrocominella capensis, common name the elongate whelk, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Buccinidae.[1]

  • Afrocominella capensis capensis (Dunker in Philippi, 1844) (synonyms: Euthria lacertina Gould, 1860; Fusus capensis Dunker in Philippi, 1844 (basionym) )
  • Afrocominella capensis simoniana (Petit de la Saussaye, 1852) (synonyms: Afrocominella elongata (Dunker, 1857); Afrocominella multistriata (Turton, 1932); Cominella alfredensis Bartsch, 1915; Cominella elongata (Dunker, 1857); Euthria multistriata Turton, 1932; Euthria simoniana Petit, 1852; Fusus simonianus Petit de la Saussaye, 1852 (basionym); Glypteuthria solidissima Tomlin, 1932)



This species is found along the South Coast of South Africa


  1. ^ a b Afrocominella capensis .  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 14 July 2012.
  • Steyn, D.G. & Lussi, M. (1998) Marine Shells of South Africa. An Illustrated Collector’s Guide to Beached Shells. Ekogilde Publishers, Hartebeespoort, South Africa, ii + 264 pp. page(s): 108
  • Kilburn R.N., Marais J.P. & Fraussen K. (2010) Buccinidae. pp. 16–52, in: Marais A.P. & Seccombe A.D. (eds), Identification guide to the seashells of South Africa. Volume 1. Groenkloof: Centre for Molluscan Studies. 376 pp.

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