Hastula hectica

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Hastula hectica
Hastula hectica 001.jpg
Apertural view of a shell of Hastula hectica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Terebridae
Genus: Hastula
Species: H. hectica
Binomial name
Hastula hectica
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Buccinum bifasciatum Dillwyn, 1817
  • Buccinum edentulum Gmelin, 1791
  • Buccinum hecticum Linnaeus, 1758
  • Buccinum niveum Gmelin, 1791
  • Buccinum terebrale Menke, 1828
  • Bullia fuscus Gray in Dieffenbach, 1834
  • Hastula hectica (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Impages hectica (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Terebra caerulescens Lamarck, 1822
  • Terebra caerulescens var. otaitensis Lesson, 1830
  • Terebra castanea Kiener, 1839
  • Terebra flammulata Martens, 1880
  • Terebra hectica Dautzenberg, 1935
  • Terebra hectica var. alba Dautzenberg, 1935
  • Terebra hectica var. fusca Dautzenberg, 1935
  • Terebra hectica var. nimbosa Dautzenberg, 1935
  • Terebra nimbosa Hinds, 1844

Hastula hectica, common name the sandbeach auger, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Terebridae, the auger snails.[1]

The length of the shell varies between 30 mm and 80 mm.


This species occurs in the Red Sea and the Indo-West Pacific.


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P.; Terryn, Y. (2012). Hastula hectica (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=217087 on 2012-10-14
  • Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Contribution à l'étude de la faune de Madagascar: Mollusca marina testacea. Faune des colonies françaises, III(fasc. 4). Société d'Editions géographiques, maritimes et coloniales: Paris. 321-636, plates IV-VII pp.
  • Bratcher T. & Cernohorsky W.O. (1987). Living terebras of the world. A monograph of the recent Terebridae of the world. American Malacologists, Melbourne, Florida & Burlington, Massachusetts. 240pp.
  • Terryn Y. (2007). Terebridae: A Collectors Guide. Conchbooks & NaturalArt. 59pp + plates.
  • Severns M. (2011) Shells of the Hawaiian Islands - The Sea Shells. Conchbooks, Hackenheim. 564 pp
  • Castelin M., Puillandre N., Kantor Yu. I., Modica M.V., Terryn Y., Cruaud C., Bouchet P. & Holford M. (2012) Macroevolution of venom apparatus innovations in auger snails (Gastropoda; Conoidea; Terebridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64: 21-44

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