Zetela variabilis

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Zetela variabilis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Solariellidae
Subfamily: Solariellinae
Genus: Zetela
Species: Z. variabilis
Binomial name
Zetela variabilis
Dell, 1956

Solariella variabilis (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)

Zetela variabilis is a minute deepwater species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Solariellidae.[1]


This marine species is endemic to New Zealand and occurs off Pitt Island at a depth of 284 m.


  1. ^ Rosenberg, G. (2012). Zetela variabilis Dell, 1956. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=598243 on 2012-12-03
  • Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  • Marshall, B.A. 1999: A revision of the Recent Solariellinae (Gastropoda: Trochoidea) of the New Zealand region. The Nautilus 113: 4-42
  • Spencer, H.G.; Marshall, B.A.; Maxwell, P.A.; Grant-Mackie, J.A.; Stilwell, J.D.; Willan, R.C.; Campbell, H.J.; Crampton, J.S.; Henderson, R.A.; Bradshaw, M.A.; Waterhouse, J.B.; Pojeta, J. Jr (2009). Phylum Mollusca: chitons, clams, tusk shells, snails, squids, and kin, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 161–254

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