Zebina browniana

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Zebina browniana
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Two views of a shell of Zebina browniana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Rissooidea
Family: Rissoinidae
Genus: Zebina
Species: Z. browniana
Binomial name
Zebina browniana
(d’Orbigny, 1842)
  • Rissoa browniana d'Orbigny, 1842
  • Rissoina browniana (d'Orbigny, 1842)

Zebina browniana is a species of minute sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk or micromollusk in the family Rissoinidae.[1]


This species occurs in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Lesser Antilles; in the Atlantic Ocean off North Carolina, West Africa and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.


The maximum recorded shell length is 5.1 mm.[2]


Minimum recorded depth is 0 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 51 m.[2]


  1. ^ a b Zebina browniana (d’Orbigny, 1842). WoRMS (2010). Zebina browniana (d’Orbigny, 1842). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419645 on 9 August 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.
  • Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. García. 2009. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

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