Turritella cingulifera

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Turritella cingulifera
Haustator cingulifera 001.jpg
Apertural view of a shell Turritella cingulifera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Turritellidae
Subfamily: Turritellinae
Genus: Turritella
Subgenus: Kurosioia[1]
Species: T. cingulifera
Binomial name
Turritella cingulifera
G. B. Sowerby I, 1825
  • Haustator (Kurosioia) cingulata sensu Okutani, 1975
  • Haustator cingulifera[2]
  • Haustator (Kurosioia) cingulifera
  • Torcula parva Angas, 1877
  • Turritella (Haustator) canaliculata Adams & Reeve, 1850
  • Turritella (Haustator) cingulifera G. B. Sowerby I, 1825
  • Turritella (Haustator) multilirata Adams & Reeve, 1850
  • Turritella canaliculata Adams & Reeve in Reeve, 1849
  • Turritella fascialis Menke, 1830
  • Turritella fragilis Kiener, 1873
  • Turritella fuscotincta Petit, 1853
  • Turritella gracillima Gould, 1861
  • Turritella multilirata Adams & Reeve in Reeve, 1849
  • Turritella noumeensis G. B. Sowerby III, 1914
  • Turritella parva (Angas, 1877)
  • Turritella tricarinata King, 1832 nec Brocchi 1814 (secondary homonym, not to be confused with the species described by Brocchi)

Turritella cingulifera is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turritellidae.[3]

It is placed either in subgenus Kurosioia or Haustator.[clarification needed]


This marine species is found in the sublittoral zone of Australian waters, the Indo-Pacific Region and the East China Sea.


The slender conical shell is whitish to yellowish brown with a chestnut band next to the suture. The shell sometimes has undulating, transverse chestnut lines or a central chestnut band made up of two or three close parallel lines on the body whorl. The shell has about twelve whorls. They are contracted between the deep suture and then rounded with a number of thin, elevated, spiral striae. The length of the shell is 1,90 cm (.75 inch).[4]

abapertural view of the shell


  • Sowerby, G. B., I. 1825. A catalogue of the shells contained in the collection of the late Earl of Tankerville, arranged according to the Lamarckian conchological system; together with an appendix, containing descriptions of many new species. London: E. J, available online at https://books.google.com/books?id=TXqqeuJUQygC page(s): p. 56 + Appendix p. 14
  • Gould, A.A. (1861) Description of new shells collected by the United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 7: 382–389; 400-409. page(s): 386
  • Garrard, T. A. (1972) A revision of Australian Recent and Tertiary Turritellidae (Gastropoda, Mollusca), J. Malac. Soc. Aust., 2(3): 267-338

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