Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Caenogastropoda > Order Neogastropoda > Superfamily Buccinoidea > Family Buccinidae > Genus Colus

Colus islandicus (Mohr, 1786)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ColusRöding, 1798accepted genus name
Fusus (Sipho) Mörch, 1852 synonym
Neptunea (Sipho) Mörch, 1852 synonym
Sipho Mörch, 1852 synonym
Siphonorbis Mörch, 1869 synonym
Tritonofusus Beck, 1847 synonym

Species group names

Murex islandicus Mohr, 1786 basionym
Fusus obesus Sowerby G.B. III, 1880 synonym
Murex islandicus Mohr, 1786 synonym
Neptunia islandica (Mohr, 1786) synonym
Neptunia islandica var. gallica Locard, 1896 synonym
Tritonium islandicum (Mohr, 1786) synonym
Tritonium islandicum var. sulcata Middendorff, 1849 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: Ijslandse slanke noordhorens


basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Rosenberg, G. 2004. Malacolog Version 3.3.2: Western Atlantic gastropod database. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.

additional source

Fraussen K. (2010). Buccinidae checklist. Pers. Com.

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.

additional source

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.

additional source

ITIS database





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (11 publications)
Marine Life Information Network - UK


Fraussen, K.; Gofas, S. (2014). Colus islandicus. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138902




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