Gibbula drepanensis

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Gibbula drepanensis
Gibbula drepanensis 001.jpg
Drawing with two views of a shell of Gibbula drepanensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Trochidae
Genus: Gibbula
Species: G. drepanensis
Binomial name
Gibbula drepanensis
(Brugnone, 1873)

Trochus drepanensis Brugnone 1873

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


The size of the shell varies between 2 mm and 5 mm. The small shell is narrowly umbilicate, depressed, and stomatella-shaped. It is whitish, zigzagly striped with red, the stripes often broken into spots, white around the umbilicus. The spire is very short. The sutures are impressed. The 3 to 4 whorls are convex and rapidly widening. They are encircled by spiral striae which are nearly obliterated on the body whorl. This body whorl is very large and depressed . The large aperture is oblique and subcircular. The columella is arcuate. [2]


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


  • Brugnone G. A., 1873-1876: Miscellanea malachologica; Palermo, Part 1: pp. 15 + 1 pl. [1873]. Part 2: pp. 25 + 1 pl.
  • 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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