Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Caenogastropoda > Order [unassigned] Caenogastropoda > Superfamily Cerithioidea > Family Litiopidae > Genus Litiopa

Litiopa melanostoma Rang, 1829

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

LitiopaRang, 1829accepted genus name
Abaconia Clench, 1938 synonym
Bombyxinus Bélanger in Lesson, 1834 synonym

Species group names

Abaconia naufraga (Clench, 1938) synonym
Bombyxinus uva Bélanger in Lesson, 1831 synonym
Buccinum litiopa Quoy & Gaimard, 1833 synonym
Litiopa bombix Kiener, 1833 synonym
Litiopa decussata Gould, 1852 synonym
Litiopa divisa Carpenter, 1855 synonym
Litiopa grateloupeana Drouet, 1858 synonym
Litiopa maculata Rang, 1829 synonym
Litiopa nitidula Pfeiffer, 1840 synonym
Litiopa striata Pfeiffer, 1840 synonym


original description

Rang S. (1829). Notice sur le Litiope, Litiopa, genre nouveau de Mollusque astéropode. Annales des Sciences Naturelles 16: 303-307

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

Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. (1999) Catalogue and Bibliography of the Marine Shell-Bearing Mollusca of Japan. Elle Scientific Publications, Yao, Japan, 749 pp.

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.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (44 publications)
Barcode of Life (2 barcodes)
GenBank (2 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2014). Litiopa melanostoma Rang, 1829. 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:140258




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