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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
Superfamily: Pyramidelloidea
Family: Pyramidellidae
Subfamily: Turbonillinae
Genus: Kleinella
Subgenus: Euparthenia
Thiele, 1931[1]

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Parthenia Lowe, 1841 (non Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830)

Euparthenia is a subgenus[2] of very small sea snails, pyramidellid gastropod mollusks, or micromollusks in the subfamily Turbonillinae.[2]

The name Euparthenia is a replacement name for Parthenia Lowe, 1841 not Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830.[3]

The genus Euparthenia contains both Recent and fossil species.

Shell description[edit]

The original description by Johannes Thiele[1] (in English translation) is as follows: "Shell non-umbilicate, moderately turriculate, with spiral rings and ribs; columellar fold distinct. Kleinella (E.) bulinea (Lowe). A couple of species in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean."

The description of the type species by Richard Thomas Lowe (1841)[4] reads:

"PARTHENIA BULINEA. P. testa subcylindaceo-attenuata, oblongiscula, juniore ovato-tereti: anfractibus planis, elegantissime reticulato-cancellatis, striis spiralibus crebris aequidistantibus, transversas aequidistantes decussantibus; sutura distincta impressa: columella postice torta, uniplicata. a. subventricosa."

Life habits[edit]

Little is known about the biology of the members of this genus. As is true of most members of the Pyramidellidae sensu lato, they are most likely to be ectoparasites.


Species within the genus Euparthenia include:


This article incorporates public domain text from references [1][4]

  1. ^ a b c Thiele J. (1929). Handbuch der systematischen Weichtierkunde 1 (in German). Jena. pp. i–vi, 1–376.  page 233.
  2. ^ a b WoRMS (2009). Kleinella (Euparthenia) Thiele, 1931. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at on 2010-09-16
  3. ^ Aartsen J. J. van & Corgan J. X. (1996). "Thiele's pyramidellacean gastropod names". Basteria. 60: 177–182. 
  4. ^ a b Lowe R. T. (1841). "On Parthenia a new genus of recent marine shells of molluscs, containing British species". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 8: 39–42. 

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