Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Caenogastropoda > Order Neogastropoda > Superfamily Buccinoidea > Family Nassariidae > Subfamily Nassariinae > Genus Cyclope

Cyclope neritea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CyclopeRisso, 1826accepted genus name
Cyclops Montfort, 1810 later homonym
Cyclonassa Swainson, 1840 synonym
Cyclops Montfort, 1810 synonym
Nanina Risso, 1826 synonym
Neritula H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853 synonym
Panormella O. G. Costa, 1840 synonym

Species group names

Buccinum neriteum Linnaeus, 1758 basionym
Cyclonassa kamischiensis [sic] orthographic variant
Buccinum neriteum Linnaeus, 1758 synonym
Cyclonassa carinata Coen, 1933 synonym
Cyclonassa diluta Coen, 1937 synonym
Cyclonassa fasciata Coen, 1933 synonym
Cyclonassa kamischiensis [sic] synonym
Cyclonassa kamischiensis var. atra Milaschewitsch, 1916 synonym
Cyclonassa kamischiensis var. exigua Milaschewitsch, 1916 synonym
Cyclonassa neritea (Linnaeus, 1758) synonym
Cyclonassa neritea var. callosa Pallary, 1912 synonym
Cyclonassa neritea var. compacta Pallary, 1919 synonym
Cyclonassa neritea var. depressa Pallary, 1919 synonym
Cyclonassa neritea var. elongata Pallary, 1919 synonym
Cyclonassa neritea var. globulosa Pallary, 1919 synonym
Cyclonassa neritea var. inflata Pallary, 1919 synonym
Cyclonassa neritea var. kamieschensis Pallary, 1919 synonym
Cyclonassa neritea var. kamieschensis discoidea Pallary, 1919 synonym
Cyclonassa neritea var. kamieschensis gibba Pallary, 1919 synonym
Cyclonassa neritea var. kamieschensis lactescens Pallary, 1919 synonym
Cyclonassa neritea var. minuta Pallary, 1919 synonym
Cyclonassa neritea var. mucronata Pallary, 1919 synonym
Cyclonassa neritea var. platystoma Pallary, 1919 synonym
Cyclonassa vayssierei Pallary, 1903 synonym
Cyclonassa vernicata Coen, 1933 synonym
Cyclope neritoidea Risso, 1826 synonym
Cyclope tarentina Parenzan, 1970 synonym
Cyclope westerlundi Brusina, 1900 synonym
Cyclops asterizans de Montfort, 1810 synonym
Cyclops kamiesch Chenu, 1859 synonym
Nanina unifasciata Risso, 1826 synonym
Nassa italica Issel, 1870 synonym
Nassa neritoides Lamarck, 1816 synonym
Nassa unifasciata Paolucci, 1871 synonym
Neritula nana Locard, 1887 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: ruazë e detit sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Greek: Κουμπί


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

Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453

additional source

Cernohorsky W. O. (1984). Systematics of the family Nassariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum 14: 1-356.

additional source

Morton J. (1960) The habits of Cyclope neritea, a style-bearing stenoglossan gastropod. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 34(2): 96–105.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (33 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Barcode of Life (42 barcodes)
GenBank (52 nucleotides; 42 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Cyclope neritea. 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:140487




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EU Birds Directive:
Annex I 2009This species is the subject of special conservation measures concerning their habitat in order to ensure their survival and reproduction in their area of distribution, according to Annex I of the EU Bird Directive 2009/147/EC.
Red List status LC 2009This species is least concern and is widespread and abundant according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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