Tibia (gastropod)

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Tibia fusus 02.JPG
Many views of a shell of Tibia fusus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Stromboidea
Family: Rostellariidae
Genus: Tibia
Röding, 1798[1]
Type species
Murex fusus Linnaeus, 1758

See text

  • Gladius Mörch, 1852 (junior objective synonym of Tibia)
  • Gladius (Rostellaria)
  • Rostellaria Lamarck, 1799 (junior objective synonym of Tibia)
  • Rostellum Montfort, 1810 (unnecessary substitute name or unjustified emendation of Rostellaria)

Tibia is a genus of large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks. [2]

This genus was traditionally considered to be part of the family Strombidae, the true conchs and their allies. However, recent morphological as well as molecular studies indicate that these ("shinbone shells") should be recognised as a separate family, the Rostellariidae, and this is the way they are treated in the database WoRMS.

The recent species belong to three distinct genera, but several more genera are known from the fossil record.


Species within the genus Tibia include:

Species brought into synonymy


  • Tibia serrata (Perry, 1811) is now considered to be an aberrant morph of Tibia curta (G. B. Sowerby II, 1842)
  • Tibia serrata (G. Perry, 1811) - no longer valid[3]

Related genera[edit]

Genus Rostellariella

Genus Rimellopsis


  1. ^ Röding P. F. (1798). Museum Boltenianum sive catalogus cimeliorum e tribus regnis naturæ quæ olim collegerat Joa. Fried Bolten, M. D. p. d. per XL. annos proto physicus Hamburgensis. Pars secunda continens conchylia sive testacea univalvia, bivalvia & multivalvia. pp. [1-3], [1-8], 1-199. Hamburg.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. (2015). Tibia Röding, 1798. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=204325 on 2016-01-30
  3. ^ Romagna-Manoja, E., 1977. Tibia serrata is no longer a "ghost species." La Conchiglia 102-103: 3-4 + cover photo. Sept.-Oct.

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