Gibbula candei

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Gibbula candei
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Gibbula candei
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Trochidae
Genus: Gibbula
Species: G. candei
Binomial name
Gibbula candei
(d'Orbigny, 1844)

Gibbula candei is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails.[1]


The size of an adult shell varies between 10 mm and 20 mm. The conoidal shell is olive-yellowish with purplish spots on the top. The shell is elevated and longitudinally unequally striate. The spire is gradate. The whorls are subbicarinate, smooth and flat. The aperture is subquadrangular. The open umbilicus has a smooth texture.[2]


This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Madeira and the Canary Islands.


  1. ^ Gibbula candei (d'Orbigny, 1844).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 1 May 2010.
  2. ^ George Washington Tryon, Structural and systematic conchology: an introduction to the study of the Mollusca, p. 206-207; 1882
  • 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

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