Scissurella petermannensis

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Scissurella petermannensis
Scientific classification
S. petermannensis
Binomial name
Scissurella petermannensis
Lamy, 1910 [1]
  • Schizotrochus petermannensis (Lamy, 1910)
  • Scissurella medioplicata Thiele, 1925
  • Scissurella timora Melvill & Standen, 1912

Scissurella petermannensis is a species of minute sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Scissurellidae.[2]


The size of the shell varies between 1.2 mm and 1.8 mm.


This species occurs in Antarctic waters, off the Falkland Islands, Tierra del Fuego, South Georgia, South Shetland Islands and the South Orkneys at depths to 31 m.


  1. ^ Lamy, E. 1910. Mission dans l'Antarctique dirigée par M. le Dr. Charcot (1908-1910). Collections recueillies par M. le Dr. J. Liouville. Gastropodes Prosobranches et Scaphopode. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle 1910: 318-324.
  2. ^ a b Scissurella petermannensis Lamy, 1910 . Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 13 September 2010.
  • Melvill, J. C. and R. Standen. 1912. The marine Mollusca of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition. Part II. Being a supplementary catalogue. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 48: 333-366, 1 pl
  • Engl W. (2012) Shells of Antarctica. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 402 pp
  • Zelaya D.G. & Geiger D.L. (2007). Species of Scissurellidae and Anatomidae from Sub-Antarctic and Antarctic waters (Gastropopda: Vetigastropoda). Malacologia 49(2), pp. 393–443

Geiger D.L. (2012) Monograph of the little slit shells. Volume 1. Introduction, Scissurellidae. pp. 1-728. Volume 2. Anatomidae, Larocheidae, Depressizonidae, Sutilizonidae, Temnocinclidae. pp. 729–1291. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Monographs Number 7.

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