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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
informal group Ptenoglossa
Superfamily: Epitonioidea
Family: Epitoniidae
Genus: Variciscala
de Boury, 1909

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Variciscala is a genus of small sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Epitoniidae, commonly known as wentletraps.[1]


Species within the genus Variciscala include:

Species brought into synonymy
  • Variciscala kelea (Iredale, 1930): synonym of Variciscala raricostata (G. B. Sowerby II, 1844)
  • Variciscala martinii (W. Wood, 1828): synonym of Filiscala martinii (W. Wood, 1828), synonym of Filiscala raricosta (Lamarck, 1804)
  • Variciscala reticulata (Lee & Wu, 1998): synonym of Epitonium reticulatum Lee & Wu, 1998


  1. ^ Bouchet, P. (2014). Variciscala de Boury, 1909. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2015-02-22
  • Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp