Cyllene desnoyersi

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Cyllene desnoyersi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Nassariidae
Subfamily: Cylleninae
Genus: Cyllene
Species: C. desnoyersi
Binomial name
Cyllene desnoyersi
(Basterot, 1825) †

Cyllene desnoyersi is a fossil species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Nassariidae, the Nassa mud snails or dog whelks.[1]

There is one subspecies Cyllene desnoyersi lamarcki Cernohorsky, 1975 (synonyms : Cyllene lamarcki Cernohorsky, 1975; Cyllene lyrata (Lamarck, 1822)


The shell grows to a length of 11 mm.


The species is distributed in the Atlantic Ocean along Gabon and Angola


  1. ^ Cyllene desnoyersi (Basterot, 1825) .  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 14 February 2011.

Further reading[edit]

  • Bernard, P.A. (Ed.) (1984). Coquillages du Gabon [Shells of Gabon]. Pierre A. Bernard: Libreville, Gabon. 140, 75 plates pp.
  • Gofas, S.; Afonso, J.P.; Brandào, M. (Ed.). (S.a.). Conchas e Moluscos de Angola = Coquillages et Mollusques d'Angola. [Shells and molluscs of Angola]. Universidade Agostinho / Elf Aquitaine Angola: Angola. 140 pp.

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