Ascobulla fragilis

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Ascobulla fragilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Sacoglossa
clade Oxynoacea
Superfamily: Oxynooidea
Family: Volvatellidae
Genus: Ascobulla
Species: A. fragilis
Binomial name
Ascobulla fragilis
(Jeffreys, 1856)[1]
  • Cylichna fragilis Jeffreys, 1856[1]
  • Cylindrobulla fragilis[2]

Ascobulla fragilis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod sacoglossan mollusk in the family Volvatellidae.

The complete nucleotide sequence of the mitochondrial genome of Ascobulla fragilis has been available since 2008.[3]

Gavagnin et al. (1994)[2] placed this species accidentally and erroneously in a different genus.


The type locality is La Spezia, Italy.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Jeffreys J. G. (1856). "On the marine Testacea of the Piedmontese coast". Annals and Magazine of Natural History (2)17: 155-188. p. 188, pl. 2, fig. 16-17.
  2. ^ a b Gavagnin M., Marin A., Castelluccio F., Villani G. & Cimino G. (1994) "Defensive relationships between Caulerpa prolifera and its shelled sacoglossan predators". Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 175(2): 197-210. doi:10.1016/0022-0981(94)90026-4.
  3. ^ Grande C., Templado J. & Zardoya R. (2008). "Evolution of gastropod mitochondrial genome arrangements". BMC Evolutionary Biology 8: 61. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-61

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