Specula (gastropod)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

clade Hypsogastropoda
informal group Ptenoglossa

Superfamily: Triphoroidea
Family: Cerithiopsidae
Genus: Specula
Finlay, 1926[1]
Type species
Cerithiopsis styliformis Suter, 1908

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


Species in the genus Specula include:

Species brought into synonymy
  • Specula canaliculata (Suter, 1908): synonym of Specula retifera (Suter, 1908)
  • Specula dissimilis (Suter, 1908): synonym of Specula styliformis (Suter, 1908)
  • Specula marginata (Suter, 1908): synonym of Mendax marginata (Suter, 1908)
  • Specula odhneri (Powell, 1927) : synonym of Mendax trizonalis odhneri'' (Powell, 1927)


  1. ^ Finlay (1926). Trans. N. Zealand Inst. 57: 382.
  2. ^ Rosenberg, G. (2011). Specula Finlay, 1927. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=591966 on 2012-06-16