Trochia cingulata

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Trochia cingulata
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Several shells of Trochia cingulata (museum specimens at Naturalis Biodiversity Center)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Ocenebrinae
Genus: Trochia
Species: T. cingulata
Binomial name
Trochia cingulata
(Linnaeus, 1771)
  • Buccinum cingulatum Linnaeus, 1771 (original combination)
  • Buccinum scala Gmelin, 1791
  • Buccinum trochlea Bruguiere, 1789
  • Nucella cingulata (Linnaeus, 1771)
  • Purpura cingulata (Linnaeus, 1771)
  • Purpura spiralis Reeve, 1846
  • Pyrum ergatum Humphrey, G., 1797
  • Stramonita cingulata (Linnaeus, 1771)
  • Thais cingulata (Linnaeus, 1771)

Trochia cingulata, common name : the girdled dogwhelk, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[1]


The shell size varies between 20 mm and 45 mm


This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Namibia and the West Coast of South Africa.


  1. ^ a b Trochia cingulata (Linnaeus, 1771).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 2 January 20112010.
  • Branch, G.M. et al. (2002). Two Oceans. 5th impression. David Philip, Cate Town & Johannesburg
  • Houart R., Kilburn R.N. & Marais A.P. (2010) Muricidae. Pp. 176-270, 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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