Argobuccinum pustulosum

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Argobuccinum pustulosum
Argobuccinium tumidum.jpg
Argobuccinum pustulosum shell
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Tonnoidea
Family: Ranellidae
Subfamily: Ranellinae
Genus: Argobuccinum
Species: A. pustulosum
Binomial name
Argobuccinum pustulosum
(Lightfoot, 1786)[1]

Argobuccinum argus (Gmelin, 1791)
Argobuccinum pustulosum tumidum (Dunker, 1862)
Argobuccinum tumidum (Dunker, 1862)
Buccinum pustulosum Lightfoot, 1786
Bursa (Apollon) proditor Frauenfeld, 1865
Bursa tumida Dunker, 1862
Cassidea tuberculata Fischer von Waldheim, 1807
Murex argus Gmelin, 1791
Ranella ampullacea Valenciennes, 1858
Ranella kingii d'Orbigny, 1841
Ranella polyzonalis Lamarck, 1816
Ranella vexillum G. B. Sowerby II, 1835
Triton ranelliforme King, 1832
Tritonium argobuccinum Röding, 1798

Argobuccinum pustulosum, common name the pustular triton, is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Ranellidae, the triton snails, triton shells or tritons.[3]



The large swollen shell of this species has prominent varices.


  1. ^ Lightfoot J. (1786) A catalogue of the Portland Museum, lately the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased: Which will be sold by auction by Mr. Skinner and Co. On Monday the 24th of April, 1786, and the thirty-seven following days (...) at her late dwelling-house, in Privy-Garden, Whitehall, by order of the Acting Executrix. pp. i-viii, 3-194. page 88 (Lot 1960).
  2. ^ Marshall, B.; Rosenberg, G.; Bouchet, P. (2015). Argobuccinum pustulosum (Lightfoot, 1786). In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2016-07-09
  3. ^ Argobuccinum pustulosum (Solander in Lightfoot, 1786). WoRMS (2010). Argobuccinum pustulosum (Solander in Lightfoot, 1786). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 27 June 2010.

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