Nassarius tritoniformis

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Nassarius tritoniformis
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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. tritoniformis
Binomial name
Nassarius tritoniformis
(Kiener, 1841)
  • Buccinum tritoniformis Kiener, 1841 (basionym)
  • Nassarius (Nassarius) tritoniformis (Kiener, 1841)

Nassarius tritoniformis 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 15 mm and 25 mm


This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Angola and Senegal


  1. ^ a b Nassarius tritoniformis (Kiener, 1841).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 30 October 2012.
  • Cernohorsky W. O. (1984). Systematics of the family Nassariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum 14: 1-356.
  • Adam W. & Knudsen J. 1984. Révision des Nassariidae (Mollusca : Gastropoda Prosobranchia) de l’Afrique occidentale. Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique 55(9): 1-95, 5 pl.
  • Gofas, S.; Afonso, J.P.; Brandào, M. (Ed.). (S.a.). Conchas e Moluscos de Angola = Coquillages et Mollusques d'Angola. [Shells and molluscs of Angola]. Universidade Agostinho / Elf Aquitaine Angola: Angola. 140 pp.
  • Bernard, P.A. (Ed.) (1984). Coquillages du Gabon [Shells of Gabon]. Pierre A. Bernard: Libreville, Gabon. 140, 75 plates pp

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