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Buccinidae - Siphonalia pfefferi.JPG
Shell of Siphonalia pfefferi from Japan at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Buccinidae
Genus: Siphonalia
A. Adams, 1863

Siphonalia is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks.[1]


Species with valid names within the genus Siphonalia include:

Species brought into synonymy
  • Siphonalia cassidariaeforme [sic]: synonym of Siphonalia cassidariaeformis (Reeve, 1846)
  • Siphonalia hyperodon Pilsbry, 1895: synonym of Siphonalia mikado Melvill, 1888
  • Siphonalia modificatum [sic] : synonym of Siphonalia modificata (Reeve, 1846)
  • Siphonalia pfeifferi [sic]: synonym of Siphonalia pfefferi Sowerby I, 1900
  • Siphonalia stearnsii Pilsbry, 1895: synonym of Siphonalia pseudobuccinum Melvill, 1888


  1. ^ Siphonalia A. Adams, 1863.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 29 December 2010.
  2. ^ Siphonalia kuronoi T.C. Lan & Yoshihiro Goto, 2004.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 17 April 2010.

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