Oxymeris maculata

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Oxymeris maculata
Acus maculatus.jpg
live Oxymeris maculata
shells of Oxymeris maculata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Terebridae
Genus: Oxymeris
Species: O. maculata
Binomial name
Oxymeris maculata
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Acus maculata (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Acus maculatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Buccinum luteolum Chenu, J.C., 1845
  • Buccinum maculatum Linnaeus, 1758
  • Buccinum varicosum Gmelin, J.F., 1791
  • Subula maculata (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Terebra maculata (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Terebra maculata confluens Dautzenberg, 1935
  • Terebra maculata roosevelti Bartsch & Rehder, 1970
  • Terebra maculosa Pfeiffer, 1840
  • Terebra roosevelti Bartsch & Rehder, 1939
  • Vertagus maculatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Oxymeris maculata, common name the Crenulate Auger, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Terebridae, the auger snails.[1]


This species occurs in the Red Sea and in the Indian Ocean off Aldabra, Chagos, Madagascar, the Mascarene Basin, Mauritius and Tanzania; in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico.


  1. ^ a b Oxymeris maculata (Linnaeus, 1758).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 30 March 2011.

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