Columbarium (gastropod)

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Columbarium wormaldi.JPG
A shell of Columbarium wormaldi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Turbinellidae
Subfamily: Columbariinae
Genus: Columbarium
von Martens, 1881[1]
Type species
Pleurotoma (Columbarium) spinicinctum Martens, 1881

Pleurotoma (Columbarium) Martens, 1881

Columbarium is a genus of deepwater sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Turbinellidae, the pagoda shells.[2]

The shells of most species in this family have a long siphonal canal and a noticeable peripheral keel.


Species within the genus Columbarium include:



  1. ^ von Martens E. (1881). "Description of non-marine Mollusca". Conchologische Mittheilungen 2: 103-121. page 105.
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2011). Columbarium Martens, 1881. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2011-02-07
  3. ^ Rosenberg, G. (2010). Columbarium bullatum (Dall, 1927). In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2011-04-24

Further reading[edit]

  • Harasewych M. G. (1983). "A Review of the Columbariinae (Gastropoda: Turbinellidae) of the Western Atlantic With Notes on the Anatomy and Systematic Relationships of the Subfamily". Nemouria 27: 1-42, (Occasional Papers of the Delaware Museum of Natural History).
  • The Columbariinae (Gastropoda: Turbinellidae) of the eastern Indian Ocean, by M.G. Harasewych, Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia 7(3-4): 155-170, 1986
  • Harasewych M. G. (1983). "A New Species of Columbarium (Gastropoda: Muricacea) From Off Eastern Australia". The Nautilus 97(1): 28-29.
  • Harasewych M. G. (2011). "The living Columbariinae (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Turbinellidae) of New Zealand". Zootaxa 2744: 1-33.