Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Heterobranchia > Infraclass Opisthobranchia > Order Cephalaspidea > Superfamily Diaphanoidea > Family Diaphanidae > Subfamily Diaphaninae > Genus Diaphana

Diaphana minuta T. Brown, 1827

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

DiaphanaT. Brown, 1827accepted genus name
Amphisphyra Lovén, 1846 synonym

Species group names

Amphisphyra expansa Jeffreys, 1865 synonym
Bulla debilis Gould, 1840 synonym
Bulla hyalina Turton, 1834 synonym
Diaphana brunnea Dall, 1919 synonym
Diaphana candida T. Brown, 1827 synonym
Diaphana expansa (Jeffreys, 1865) synonym
Diaphana hyalina (Turton, 1834) synonym
Diaphana hyalina spirata Odhner, 1907 synonym
Diaphana pellucida T. Brown, 1827 synonym
Diaphana watanabei Habe, 1976 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: gewone glashoren; glashoren sources: de Bruyne, R.H.; Bank, R.A.; Adema, J.P.H.M.; Perk, F.A. (1994). Nederlandse naamlijst van de weekdieren (Mollusca) van Nederland en Belgie: feestuitgave ter gelegenheid van het zestig-jarig jubileum van de Nederlandse Malacologische Vereniging [Dutch namelist of the Mollusca from the Netherlands and Belgium: festive edition at the occasion of the 60-year jubilee of the Dutch Malacological Society]. Backhuys Publishers: Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-73348-33-1. 149 pp.
 English: Arctic paperbubble; Arctic paper-bubble; weak paper-bubble


original description

Brown, T. (1827) Illustrations of the Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland. Drawn from Nature. W.H. Lizars and D. Lizars, Edinburgh and S. Highley, London, 144 pp., 52 pls.

basis of record

Ohnheiser L.T. & Malaquias M.A.E. (2014) The family Diaphanidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea) in Europe, with a redescription of the enigmatic species Colobocephalus costellatus M. Sars, 1870. Zootaxa 3774(6): 501–522.

additional source

Rosenberg, G. 1992. Encyclopedia of Seashells. Dorset: New York. 224 pp.

additional source

Schiøtte T. (1998) A taxonomic revision of the genus Diaphana Brown, 1827, including a discussion of the phylogeny and zoogeography of the genus (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia). Steenstrupia 24(1): 77-140.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (21 publications)
GenBank (1 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2014). Diaphana minuta T. Brown, 1827. 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:139557




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appendix 1 This species is listed on the CITES Appendix I which means it is threatened with extinction and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance for scientific research.

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