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Seila crocea 001.jpg
A shell of Seila crocea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
informal group Ptenoglossa
Superfamily: Triphoroidea
Family: Cerithiopsidae
Subfamily: Seilinae
Genus: Seila
A. Adams, 1861[1]
Type species
Triphoris dextroversus A. Adams & Reeve, 1850

See text.

  • Cerithiopsis (Seila) A. Adams, 1861
  • Cinctella Monterosato, 1884
  • Hebeseila Finlay, 1926
  • Lyroseila Finlay, 1928
  • Notoseila Finlay, 1926
  • Seila (Hebeseila) Finlay, 1926
  • Seila (Lyroseila) Finlay, 1928
  • Seila (Notoseila) Finlay, 1926

Seila is a genus of minute sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs or micromolluscs in the family Cerithiopsidae.[2]


According to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), the following species with valid names are included within the genus Seila:[2]

A shell of Seila marmorata

The Indo-Pacific Molluscan database also includes the following species with names in current use:[3]

Species brought into synonymy
  • Seila attenuata Hedley, 1900: synonym of Seilarex turritelliformis (Angas, 1877)
  • Seila bulbosa Suter, 1908: synonym of † Seila (Hebeseila) bulbosa Suter, 1908
  • Seila capitata Thiele, 1925: synonym of Proseila capitata (Thiele, 1925)
  • Seila chathamensis Suter, 1908: synonym of Seila (Lyroseila) cinctum (Hutton, 1885)
  • Seila cochleata Suter, 1908: synonym of Seila chathamensis Suter, 1908
  • Seila dissimilis Suter, 1908: synonym of Specula styliformis (Suter, 1908)
  • Seila huttoni Suter, 1915: synonym of Seila chathamensis Suter, 1908
  • Seila reunionensis Jay & Drivas, 2002: synonym of Cerithiella reunionensis (Jay & Drivas, 2002)
  • Seila terebralis (C. B. Adams, 1840): synonym of Seila adamsii (H.C. Lea, 1845)


  1. ^ Adams A. (1861). Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (3)7: 131.
  2. ^ a b c Bouchet, P.; Rosenberg, G.; Gofas, S. (2012). Seila. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-06-27 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "WoRMS" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ OBIS : Seila
  • Gofas, S.; Afonso, J.P.; Brandào, M. (Ed.). (S.a.). Conchas e Moluscos de Angola = Coquillages et Mollusques d'Angola. [Shells and molluscs of Angola]. Universidade Agostinho / Elf Aquitaine Angola: Angola. 140 pp.
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213
  • Rolán E., 2005. Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago. Part 1, Polyplacophora and Gastropoda.

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