Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Caenogastropoda > Order Neogastropoda > Superfamily Conoidea > Family Raphitomidae > Genus Raphitoma

Raphitoma purpurea (Montagu, 1803)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

RaphitomaBellardi, 1847accepted genus name
Cordieria Monterosato, 1884 later homonym
Homotoma Bellardi, 1875 later homonym
Cenodagreutes E. H. Smith, 1967 synonym
Cordieria Monterosato, 1884 synonym
Homotoma Bellardi, 1875 synonym
Leufroyia Monterosato, 1884 synonym
Peratotoma Harris & Burrows, 1891 synonym
Philbertia Monterosato, 1884 synonym
Raphitoma (Cyrtoides) Nordsieck, 1968 synonym
Raphitoma (Leufroyia) Monterosato, 1884 synonym
Raphitoma (Raphitoma) Bellardi, 1848 synonym

Species group names

Murex purpureus Montagu, 1803 basionym
Clathurella bourguignati Locard, 1892 synonym
Clathurella purpurea (Montagu, 1803) synonym
Defrancia purpurea (Montagu, 1803) synonym
Defrancia purpurea var. oblonga Jeffreys, 1867 synonym
Murex purpureus Montagu, 1803 synonym
Philbertia purpurea (Montagu, 1803) synonym
Pleurotoma fallax Forbes, 1844 synonym
Raphitoma (Cyrtoides) rudis intermedia Nordsieck, 1968 synonym
Raphitoma lineolata fuscata Nordsieck, 1977 synonym


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

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Rolán E., 2005. Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago. Part 1, Polyplacophora and Gastropoda.

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.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (4 publications)


Gofas, S. (2014). Raphitoma purpurea (Montagu, 1803). 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:139379




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