Tarantinaea lignaria

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Tarantinaea lignaria
Tarantinaea lignarius 01.JPG
Tarantinaea lignaria shell
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Fasciolariidae
Subfamily: Peristerniinae
Genus: Tarantinaea
Species: T. lignaria
Binomial name
Tarantinaea lignaria
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms[1]
  • Fasciolaria lignaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Murex lignarius Linnaeus, 1758

Tarantinaea lignaria is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Fasciolariidae, the spindle snails, the tulip snails and their allies.[1]

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in European waters and in the Mediterranean Sea.

Description[edit]

Tarantinaea lignaria has a shell that reaches a length of 30–60 mm. The surface of this shell may whitish or pale brown. The interior is brown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gofas, S.; Bouchet, P. (2014). Tarantinaea lignaria. In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=607879 on 2017-10-10
  • 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
  • Snyder M.A., Vermeij G.J. & Lyons W.G. (2012) The genera and biogeography of Fasciolariinae (Gastropoda, Neogastropoda, Fasciolariidae). Basteria 76(1-3): 31-70.

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