Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Caenogastropoda > Order [unassigned] Caenogastropoda > Superfamily Triphoroidea > Family Newtoniellidae > Subfamily Newtoniellinae > Genus Cerithiella

Cerithiella metula (Lovén, 1846)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CerithiellaVerrill, 1882accepted genus name
Lovenella G.O. Sars, 1878 later homonym
Lovenella G.O. Sars, 1878 synonym
Stilus Jeffreys, 1885 synonym

Species group names

Cerithium metula Lovén, 1846 basionym
Cerithium gracile Jeffreys, 1885 later homonym; nom. inval.
Cerithium procerum Jeffreys, 1877 later homonym; nom. inval.
Cerithiella hanleyana Monterosato, 1884 synonym
Cerithiella macrocephala Dautzenberg & H. Fischer, 1897 synonym
Cerithiella whiteavesii (Verrill, 1880) synonym
Cerithiopsis bizonalis Jeffreys, 1885 synonym
Cerithium bicinctum Jeffreys, 1867 synonym
Cerithium gracile Jeffreys, 1885 synonym; nom. inval.
Cerithium metula Lovén, 1846 synonym
Cerithium metulatum Locard, 1886 synonym
Cerithium nitidum Forbes, in M'Andrew & Forbes, 1847 synonym
Cerithium procerum Jeffreys, 1877 synonym; nom. inval.
Lovenella whiteavesi Verrill, 1880 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: obelisksnegl


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

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

additional source

Bouchet P. & Warén A. (1993). Revision of the Northeast Atlantic bathyal and abyssal Mesogastropoda. Bollettino Malacologico supplemento 3: 579-840

additional source

Howson, C.M.; Picton, B.E. (Ed.) (1997). The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8. vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (16 publications)


Gofas, S. (2014). Cerithiella metula (Lovén, 1846). 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:139072




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