Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Heterobranchia > Infraclass Opisthobranchia > Order Thecosomata > Suborder Euthecosomata > Superfamily Limacinoidea > Family Limacinidae > Genus Limacina

Limacina retroversa (Fleming, 1823)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

LimacinaBosc, 1817accepted genus name
Heterofusus Fleming, 1823 synonym
Scaea Philippi, 1844 synonym
Spiratella Blainville, 1817 synonym
Spirialis Eydoux & Souleyet, 1840 synonym

Species group names

Heterofusus alexandri Verrill, 1872 synonym
Heterofusus retroversus Fleming, 1823 synonym
Limacina balea Møller, 1841 synonym
Peracle flemingii Forbes, 1844 synonym
Scaea stenogyra Philippi, 1844 synonym
Spirialis australis Eydoux & Souleyet, 1840 synonym
Spirialis gouldii Stimpson, 1851 synonym
Spirialis jeffreysii Forbes & Hanley, 1849 synonym
Spirialis macandrewi Forbes & Hanley, 1849 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: spitse contravleugelslak 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: retrovert pteropod


original description

Fleming J. (1823). On a reversed species of Fusus (Fusus retroversus). Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society (Edinburgh) 4 (2): 488-500 pl. 11

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

Spencer, H.G.; Marshall, B.A.; Maxwell, P.A.; Grant-Mackie, J.A.; Stilwell, J.D.; Willan, R.C.; Campbell, H.J.; Crampton, J.S.; Henderson, R.A.; Bradshaw, M.A.; Waterhouse, J.B.; Pojeta, J. Jr (2009). Phylum Mollusca: chitons, clams, tusk shells, snails, squids, and kin, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 161-254.

additional source

Janssen A.W. (2012) Late Quaternary to Recent holoplanktonic Mollusca (Gastropoda) from bottom samples of the eastern Mediterranean Sea: systematics, morphology. Bollettino Malacologico 48 (suppl. 9): 1-105.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (95 publications)
Barcode of Life (6 barcodes)


Gofas, S. (2014). Limacina retroversa (Fleming, 1823). 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:140227




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