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Zeacolpus vittatus.JPG
A shell of Zeacolpus vittatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Turritellidae
Subfamily: Turritellinae
Genus: Zeacolpus
Finlay, 1927[1]
Type species
Zeacolpus vittatus Hutton, F.W., 1873

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Zeacolpus is a genus of medium-sized sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Turritellidae, known as the turritellas or tower shells. [2]


Species within the genus Zeacolpus include:

Species brought into synonymy 


  1. ^ Finlay H. J. (1927) Trans. New Zealand Inst. 57: 388.
  2. ^ Vos, C. (2010). Zeacolpus Finlay, 1927. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=446489 on 2011-05-16
  3. ^ Zeacolpus capricornius (Garrard, 1972).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 17 May 2010.
  4. ^ Zeacolpus fulminatus (Hutton, 1873).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 17 May 2010.