Nassarius tinei

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Nassarius tinei
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. tinei
Binomial name
Nassarius tinei
(Maravigna in Guérin, 1840)
  • Buccinum gussonii Calcara, 1845
  • Buccinum tinei Maravigna, 1840 (original combination)
  • Nassarius (Gussonea) tinei (Maravigna, C. in Guérin-Méneville, 1840)

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


The length of the shell varies between 7 mm and 12 mm.


This species occurs in the Mediterranean Sea.


  • Calcara P., 1845: Cenno sui molluschi viventi e fossili della Sicilia da servire da supplimento ed insieme di critiche osservazioni all'opera di R.A. Philippi Stamperia Reale, Palermo 49 p., 4 pl.
  • Cernohorsky W. O. (1984). Systematics of the family Nassariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum 14: 1-356
  • 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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