Phosinella cancellata

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Phosinella cancellata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Rissooidea
Family: Rissoinidae
Genus: Phosinella
Species: P. cancellata
Binomial name
Phosinella cancellata
(Philippi, 1847)
  • Rissoina cancellata Philippi, 1847
  • Rissoina philippiana Schwartz, 1860
  • Rissoina elongata Mörch, 1876

Phosinella cancellata is a species of minute sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk or micromollusk in the family Rissoidae.[2]


This marine species occurs in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Lesser Antilles.


The maximum recorded shell length is 8 mm.[3]


Minimum recorded depth is 0.5 m.[3] Maximum recorded depth is 106 m.[3]


  1. ^ Rissoina. Malacolog.
  2. ^ Phosinellacancellata (Philippi, 1847). WoRMS (2010). Phosinella cancellata (Philippi, 184)7. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 9 August 2010.
  3. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.
  • Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. García. 2009. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.