Cyclostrema quadricarinatum

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Cyclostrema quadricarinatum
Cyclostrema quadricarinatum 001.jpg
Original drawing of a shell of Cyclostrema quadricarinatum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Liotiidae
Genus: Cyclostrema
Species: C. quadricarinatum
Binomial name
Cyclostrema quadricarinatum
Melvill & Standen, 1901

Cyclostrema quadricarinatum is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Liotiidae.[1][2]


(Original description by Melvill & Standen) The height of the shell attains 1 mm and its diameter 2.25 mm. The solid, depressed shell is umbilicated. The shell is highly sculptured with a minute angle. It contains 3½ whorls with the upper whorl minute. The body whorl is larger in proportion, four-keeled and with acute carinae. With the aid of a lens the surface is seen to be longitudinally extremely shagreened or striate. The peristome is continuous, six-angled externally. The aperture is round. The operculum is present, horny and multispiral. The nearest ally, Circulus smithi Bush, 1897 (synonym: Cyclostrema trlcarinata Smith), from West Africa, we have compared with our species. There is some affinity, but, as its name implies, that species is but three-angled and is likewise radiately lirate.


This species occurs in the Gulf of Oman.


  1. ^ Bouchet, P. (2012). Cyclostrema quadricarinatum Melvill & Standen, 1901. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-12-03
  2. ^ Bosch D.T., Dance S.P., Moolenbeek R.G. & Oliver P.G. (1995) Seashells of eastern Arabia. Dubai: Motivate Publishing. 296 pp.
  • Trew, A., 1984. The Melvill-Tomlin Collection. Part 30. Trochacea. Handlists of the Molluscan Collections in the Department of Zoology, National Museum of Wales.

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