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

Limacina trochiformis (d'Orbigny, 1834)

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

Atlanta trochiformis d'Orbigny, 1834 basionym
Atlanta trochiformis d'Orbigny, 1834 synonym
Limacina contorta Sykes, 1905 synonym
Limacina naticoides Souleyet, 1852 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: trochiform pteropod


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

van der Spoel S. (1967) Euthecosomata, a group with remarkable developmental stages (Gastropoda, Pteropoda). Gorinchem: Noorduijn en Zoon. 378 pp. [20 November 1967]

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

Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. García. 2009. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

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

Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (36 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
GenBank (2 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2014). Limacina trochiformis (d'Orbigny, 1834). 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:140228




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