Sorgenfreispira africana

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Sorgenfreispira africana
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Mangeliidae
Genus: Sorgenfreispira
Species: S. africana
Binomial name
Sorgenfreispira africana
Ardovini, 2004
  • Bela africana Ardovini, 2008 (Described a second time by the same author on the erroneous assumption that his first publication at the rank of subspecies was invalid)
  • Bela brachystoma africana Ardovini, 2004 (basionym)

Sorgenfreispira africana is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.[1]


The adult shell grows to a length of 4 mm, its diameter 1.6 mm.


This species is found in the Atlantic Ocean off Senegal and Angola.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Bela africana Ardovini, 2004.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 8 August 2011.
  • Ardovini R. (2004). Due nuove specie e una nuova sottospecie di Turridae dal Senegal, West Africa. Malacologia Mostra Mondiale 43: 7-9.
  • Mariottini, P., Di Giulio, A., Smriglio, C. & Oliverio, M. (2008) Notes on the Bela brachystoma complex, with description of a new species (Mollusca, Gastropoda: Conidae). Aldrovandia 4: 3-20.
  • Ardovini R. (2008) Bela africana sp. n. (Gastropoda, Turridae) West Africa, Senegal. Malacologia Mostra Mondiale 58: 12-13.