Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Caenogastropoda > Order Littorinimorpha > Superfamily Littorinoidea > Family Littorinidae > Subfamily Lacuninae > Genus Lacuna

Lacuna parva (da Costa, 1778)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

LacunaTurton, 1827accepted genus name
Aquilonaria Dall, 1886 synonym
Medoria Leach in Gray, 1847 synonym

Species group names

Cochlea parva da Costa, 1778 synonym
Helix fasciata Adams J., 1800 synonym
Helix lacuna Montagu, 1803 synonym
Lacuna intermedia Locard, 1886 synonym
Lacuna puteolina Locard, 1886 synonym
Lacuna puteolus (Turton, 1819) synonym
Lacuna puteolus var. clausa Jeffreys, 1865 synonym
Lacuna puteolus var. conica Jeffreys, 1865 synonym
Lacuna puteolus var. expansa Jeffreys, 1865 synonym
Lacuna puteolus var. lactea Jeffreys, 1865 synonym
Turbo puteolus Turton, 1819 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: lille grubesnegl sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: kleine scheefhoren sources: Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.
 English: least chink shell; tiny lacuna sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Least Chink Shell


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

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

additional source

Abbott R. T. (1974) American seashells. The marine mollusca of the Atlantic and Pacific coast of North America. ed. 2. Van Nostrand, New York. 663 pp., 24 pls. [October 1974]

additional source

Reid D.G. (1989) The comparative morphology, phylogeny and evolution of the gastropod family Littorinidae. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 324: 1-110.

additional source

Backeljau, T. (1986). Lijst van de recente mariene mollusken van België [List of the recent marine molluscs of Belgium]. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 106 pp.

additional source

ITIS database





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (17 publications)


Gofas, S. (2014). Lacuna parva. 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:140169




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