Frigidoalvania brychia

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Frigidoalvania brychia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Rissooidea
Family: Rissoidae
Genus: Frigidoalvania
Species: F. brychia
Binomial name
Frigidoalvania brychia
(A. E. Verrill, 1884)

Frigidoalvania brychia is a species of minute sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk or micromollusk in the family Rissoidae.[1]


The species has been reported from Saguenay Fjord and Gulf of Saint Lawrence in Canada as well as the Gulf of Maine in the North Atlantic Ocean. [1]


The maximum recorded shell length is 5 mm.[2]


Minimum recorded depth is 186 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 2359 m.[2]


  1. ^ a b Frigidoalvania brychia (A. E. Verrill, 1884). Rosenberg, G. (2010). Frigidoalvania brychia (A. E. Verrill, 1884). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 9 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.

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