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Dentarene sarcina 001.jpg
Shell of Dentarene sarcina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Liotiidae
Genus: Dentarene
Iredale, 1929 [1]
Type species
Dentarene sarcina Iredale, 1929

Dentarene is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Liotiidae.[2]


The special characteristics of this genus are [3]

  • a white shell
  • a strongly varicose lip
  • the umbilical ridge becomes a twisted appendage of the columellar region of the inner lip
  • there is almost no axial sculpture, or it becomes interrupted except between the two peripheral keels.


The species of this genus occurs in the tropical Indo-West Pacific.


Species within the genus Dentarene include:

Species brought into synonymy


  1. ^ Iredale (1929), Mem. Queensland Mus. vol. 9, p.274
  2. ^ Dentarene . 22 August 2013. Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species.
  3. ^ Henry Pilsbry (1933), Notes on the Gastropod Genus Liotia and Its Allies; Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Vol. 85, (1933), pp. 375-381
  4. ^ Dentarene rosadoi Bozzetti & Ferrario, 2005.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 20 April 2010.

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