Cosmioconcha nitens

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Cosmioconcha nitens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Columbellidae
Genus: Cosmioconcha
Species: C. nitens
Binomial name
Cosmioconcha nitens
(C. B. Adams, 1850)
  • Anachis (Costoanachis) plicatula Dunker, R.W., 1853
  • Buccinum plicatulum Dunker, 1853
  • Columbella perpicta Dall, 1901

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


The size of an adult shell varies between 12 mm and 17 mm.


This species is distributed in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea; in the Atlantic Ocean along Brazil.


  • 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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