Diala semistriata

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Diala semistriata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Dialidae
Genus: Diala
Species: D. semistriata
Binomial name
Diala semistriata
(Philippi, 1849)
Synonyms[1]
  • Alaba semistriata (Philippi, 1849)
  • Barleeia imbricata R. B. Watson, 1886
  • Ceratia variegata Tapparone-Canefri, 1877
  • Diala cacumenata C. F. Laseron, 1956
  • Diala conica H. W. Turton, 1932
  • Diala infrasulcata G. B. Sowerby III, 1892
  • Diala planalba C. F. Laseron, 1956
  • Diala polita H. B. Preston, 1905
  • Diala varia A. Adams, 1861
  • Diala vestigia C. F. Laseron, 1956
  • Diala watsoni C. F. Laseron, 1956

Diala semistriata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Dialidae.[1]

Description[edit]

The shell size varies between 1.9 mm and 4.5 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species is distributed in the Indian Ocean along South Africa, Aldabra Atoll and Madagascar, in the Western Pacific Ocean, in the Red Sea and in the Mediterranean Sea.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Diala semistriata (Philippi, 1849) .  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 30 January 2011.

Further reading[edit]

  • Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Mollusques testacés marins de Madagascar. Faune des Colonies Francaises, Tome III
  • Vine, P. (1986). Red Sea Invertebrates. Immel Publishing, London. 224 pp
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213
  • Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Annu. Rev. 43: 419-453

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