Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Caenogastropoda > Order [unassigned] Caenogastropoda > Superfamily Epitonioidea > Family Janthinidae > Genus Janthina

Janthina janthina (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

JanthinaRöding, 1798accepted genus name

Species group names

Janthina fragilis Lamarck, 1801 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: paarse zeilslak sources: Lindner, G. (1999). Schelpengids: schelpen uit de wereldzeeën, vorm, voorkomen, systematiek [The shell guide: shells from the world oceans, shape, distribution and systematics]. Tirion: Baarn, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-409-3. 320 pp.
 English: bubble raft shell; common purple sea snail; purple sea snail; violet snail sources: Branch, G.M. et al. (2002). Two Oceans. 5th impression. David Philip, Cate Town & Johannesburg.;Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Mollusques testacés marins de Madagascar. Faune des Colonies Francaises, Tome III;Lindner, G. (1999). Schelpengids: schelpen uit de wereldzeeën, vorm, voorkomen, systematiek [The shell guide: shells from the world oceans, shape, distribution and systematics]. Tirion: Baarn, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-409-3. 320 pp.
 English-United States: Violet Snail sources: Charles Hussey
 German: Flosschnecke; Veilchenschnecke

Literature

basis of record

Laursen, D. 1953. The genus Ianthina: A monograph. Dana Report 38: 1-40, pl. 1.

additional source

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

additional source

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

additional source

ITIS database

Genbank

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Taxonomy

Link To CLEMAM

External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF

Citation

Gofas, S. (2012). Janthina janthina (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140155

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Occurrence

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Environment


marine

Importance

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2008-05-18 by Serge Gofas

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