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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Marginellidae
Subfamily: Granulininae
Genus: Granulina
Jousseaume, 1888
Type species
Marginella pygmaea Issel, 1869
  • Cypraeolina Cerulli-Irelli, 1911
  • Cryptospira (Cypraeolina) Cerulli, 1911
  • Merovia Dall, 1921
  • Microginella Laseron, 1957

Granulina is a genus of minute sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks or micromollusks in the family Marginellidae.[1]


Species within the genus Granulina include:

Species brought into synonymy
  • Granulina alfredensis (Bartsch, 1915): synonym of Plesiocystiscus alfredensis (Bartsch, 1915)
  • Granulina algoensis (E. A. Smith, 1901): synonym of Crithe algoensis (E. A. Smith, 1901)
  • Granulina aphanospira (Tomlin, 1913): synonym of Plesiocystiscus aphanospira (Tomlin, 1913)
  • Granulina bougei Bavay, 1917: synonym of Cystiscus bougei (Bavay, 1917)
  • Granulina guttula La Perna, 1999: synonym of Granulina mediterranea Landau, La Perna & Marquet, 2006
  • Granulina guttula (G. B. Sowerby I, 1832): synonym of Hydroginella guttula (G. B. Sowerby I, 1832)
  • Granulina horikosii Habe, 1951: synonym of Granulina tantilla (Gould, 1860)
  • Granulina microgonia (Dall, 1927): synonym of Cystiscus microgonia (Dall, 1927)
  • Granulina pseustes'' (E.A. Smith, 1904): synonym of Cystiscus pseustes (E.A. Smith, 1904)
  • Granulina thalia (Turton, 1932): synonym of Plesiocystiscus thalia (W. Turton, 1932)


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2012). Granulina Jousseaume, 1888. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-06-22
  • Gofas, Serge 1992. Le genre Granulina (Marginellidae) en Méditerranée et dans l'Atlantique oriental. Bollettino Malacologico 28 (1-4): 1-26.
  • Malacolog. The Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Coovert G.A. & Coovert H.K. (1995) Revision of the supraspecific classification of marginelliform gastropods. The Nautilus 109(2-3): 43-110. page(s): 73
  • 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