Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Heterobranchia > Infraclass [unassigned] Heterobranchia > Superfamily Omalogyroidea > Family Omalogyridae > Genus Omalogyra

Omalogyra atomus (Philippi, 1841)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

OmalogyraJeffreys, 1859accepted genus name
Ammonicerina O. G. Costa, 1861 synonym
Homalogyra Jeffreys, 1867 synonym

Species group names

Truncatella atomus Philippi, 1841 basionym
Homalogyra atomus (Philippi, 1841) synonym
Homalogyra atomus var. vitrea Jeffreys, 1867 synonym
Omalogyra atomus var. fasciata Monterosato, 1877 synonym
Skenea nitidissima Forbes & Hanley, 1853 synonym
Truncatella atomus Philippi, 1841 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: hulspiret snegl sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: atoomslak


original description

Philippi R.A. (1841). Zoologische Bemerkungen. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin : 7(1): 42-59; pl. 5

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

Ávila, S.P.; Cardigos, F.; Santos, R.S. (2004). D. João de Castro Bank, a shallow water hydrothermal-vent in the Azores: checklist of marine Molluscs. Arquipélago (Ciénc. Biol. Mar./Life Mar. Sci.) 21A: 75-80

additional source

Rosenberg, G. 2004. Malacolog Version 3.3.2: Western Atlantic gastropod database. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.

additional source

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.

additional source

Fretter V. (1948). The structure and life history of some minute prosobranchs of rock pools: Skeneopsis planorbis (Fabricius), Omalogyra atomus (Philippi), Rissoella diaphana (Alder) and Rissoella opalina (Jeffreys). Journal of the Biological Assiociation of the U.K. 27: 597-632

additional source

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

additional source

Mayhew, R. and F. Cole. 1994 MS. A taxonomic discussion and update of shell-bearing marine molluscs recorded from NW Atlantic North of Cape Cod (excluding Greenland), and Canadian Arctic Archipeligo.

additional source

Rolán E., 2005. Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago. Part 1, Polyplacophora and Gastropoda.

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]





External Links

Barcode of Life
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (5 publications)
GenBank (1 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Omalogyra atomus (Philippi, 1841). 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:140616




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