Columbellopsis nycteis

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Columbellopsis nycteis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Columbellidae
Genus: Columbellopsis
Species: C. nycteis
Binomial name
Columbellopsis nycteis
(Duclos, 1846)
  • Columbella belizana Duclos, 1848
  • Columbella fenestrata C.B. Adams, 1850
  • Columbella fusiformis d'Orbigny, 1845
  • Columbella nycteis Duclos, 1846 (basionym)
  • Columbella plutonida Duclos, 1846
  • Columbella sagitta Gaskoin, 1851

Columbellopsis nycteis, common name : the fenestrate dove shell, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Columbellidae, the dove snails.[1]


The shell size is up to 8 mm.


This species is distributed in the Indian Ocean along Madagascar and in the Caribbean Sea, the West Indies and in the Gulf of Mexico.


  1. ^ Columbellopsis nycteis (Duclos, 1846).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 November 2010.
  • Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Mollusques testaces marins de Madagascar. Faune des Colonies Francaises, Tome III
  • Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. García. 2009. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas

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