Gibbula guttadauri

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Gibbula guttadauri
Gibbula guttadauri 001.jpg
Drawing with an abapertural view of a shell of Gibbula guttadauri
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Trochidae
Genus: Gibbula
Species: G. guttadauri
Binomial name
Gibbula guttadauri
(Philippi, 1836)

Trochus guttadauri Philippi 1836

Gibbula guttadauri 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 4 mm and 11 mm. The small, umbilicate shell has a conical shape. It is whitish, irregularly maculated with reddish brown or purplish above, dotted beneath. The six whorls are turreted and very convex. The apex is acute. The body whorl is encircled by three strong ribs, one on the periphery, the others above it. The interstices are lamellose-striate. They are plicate or lamellose-striate below the sutures. The base of the shell contains 6 or 7 concentric lirae. The columella is nearly straight, arcuate above and terminates in a tubercle below. The umbilicus is narrow.[2]


This species occurs in the Mediterranean Sea (Sicily) and in the Adriatic Sea (Dalmatian coast)


  • Philippi R. A., 1836: Enumeratio molluscorum Siciliae cum viventium tum in tellure tertiaria fossilium, quae in itinere suo observavit. Vol. 1; Schropp, Berlin (Berolini) xiv + 267 p., pl. 1-12
  • 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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