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)
  • 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]


The shell size varies between 1.9 mm and 4.5 mm.


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.


  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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