Oxystele sinensis

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Oxystele sinensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Trochidae
Genus: Oxystele
Species: O. sinensis
Binomial name
Oxystele sinensis
(Gmelin, 1791) [1]
  • Diloma sinensis (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Oxystele capensis (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Trochus sinensis Gmelin, 1791

Oxystele sinensis, common name the pink-lipped topshell, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails.[2]


The size of the shell varies between 18 mm and 51 mm.


This marine species occurs off False Bay to South Transkei, South Africa


  1. ^ Gmelin, Syst. Nat., xiii, p. 3583.
  2. ^ a b Oxystele sinensis (Gmelin, 1791).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 1 May 2010.

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