Tachyrhynchus erosus

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Tachyrhynchus erosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Turritellidae
Subfamily: Turritellinae
Genus: Tachyrhynchus
Species: T. erosus
Binomial name
Tachyrhynchus erosus
(Couthouy, 1838)

Tachyrhynchus erosus var. major Dall, 1919
Tachyrhynchus spitzbergensis Golikov, 1986
Turritella erosa Couthouy, 1838
Turritella polaris Möller, 1842

Tachyrhynchus erosus, common name the eroded turretsnail, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turritellidae.[1]



The maximum recorded shell length is 35 mm.[2]


Minimum recorded depth is 13 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 457 m.[2]


  1. ^ a b Tachyrhynchus erosus (Couthouy, 1838).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 17 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.

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