Nassarius castus

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Nassarius castus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Nassariidae
Subfamily: Nassariinae
Genus: Nassarius
Species: N. castus
Binomial name
Nassarius castus
(Gould, 1835)
Synonyms[1]
  • Arcularia caelata (A. Adams, 1852)
  • Buccinum rufum Dunker, 1847
  • Nassa (Alectryon) caelata A. Adams, 1852
  • Nassa (Hinia) verbeeki K. Martin, 1895
  • Nassa (Hinia) verbeeki fekuensis Koperberg, 1931
  • Nassa (Hinia) verbeeki fischeri Koperberg, 1931
  • Nassa (Hinia) vitiensis Hombron & Jacquinot, 1946
  • Nassa (Telasco) verbeeki K. Martin, 1895
  • Nassa (Zeuxis) levukensis Watson, 1882
  • Nassa caelata A. Adams, 1852
  • Nassa casta Gould, 1850
  • Nassa costata A. Adams, 1852
  • Nassa elongata Marrat, 1874
  • Nassa incognita Thiele, 1925
  • Nassa lactea Marrat, 1880
  • Nassa maldivensis E.A. Smith, 1903
  • Nassa mukulensis E.A. Smith, 1903
  • Nassa oriens Marrat, 1880
  • Nassa sinensis Marrat, 1877
  • Nassa thaumasia Sturany, 1900
  • Nassa vitiensis Rousseau, 1854
  • Nassarius (Hinia) caelatus (A. Adams, 1852)
  • Nassarius (Hinia) caelatus danitensis Makiyama, 1927
  • Nassarius (Zeuxis) caelatus (A. Adams, 1852)
  • Nassarius (Zeuxis) caelatus verbeeki (K. Martin, 1895)
  • Nassarius (Zeuxis) castus (Gould, 1850)
  • Nassarius (Zeuxis) kiiensis Kira, 1954
  • Nassarius (Zeuxis) kiiensis Kira, 1959
  • Nassarius (Zeuxis) minoensis Itoigawa, 1960
  • Nassarius (Zeuxis) miyazakiensis Shuto, 1962
  • Nassarius (Zeuxis) vitiensis (Hombron & Jaquinot, 1946)
  • Nassarius caelatus (A. Adams, 1852)
  • Nassarius thaumasius (Sturany, 1900)
  • Niotha caelata A. Adams, 1870
  • Zeuxis caelatus (A. Adams, 1852)
  • Zeuxis kiiensis Kira, 1954

Nassarius castus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Nassariidae, the Nassa mud snails or dog whelks.[1]

Description[edit]

The length of the shell varies between 17 mm and 41 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the Red Sea, in the Indian Ocean off the Mascarene Basin and La Réunion; in the Indo-West Pacific.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nassarius castus (Gould, 1835).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 20 October 2012.
  • Cernohorsky W. O. (1984). Systematics of the family Nassariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum 14: 1-356. [details]
  • Vine, P. (1986). Red Sea Invertebrates. Immel Publishing, London. 224 pp.
  • Marais J.P. & Kilburn R.N. (2010) Nassariidae. Pp. 138-173, in: Marais A.P. & Seccombe A.D. (eds), Identification guide to the seashells of South Africa. Volume 1. Groenkloof: Centre for Molluscan Studies. 376 pp.

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