Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Heterobranchia > Infraclass [unassigned] Heterobranchia > Superfamily Pyramidelloidea > Family Pyramidellidae > Subfamily Turbonillinae > Genus Turbonilla

Turbonilla lactea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

TurbonillaRisso, 1826accepted genus name
Chemnitzia d'Orbigny, 1840 synonym
Dunkeria Carpenter, 1857 synonym
Odostomia (Turbonilla) Risso, 1826 synonym
Turbonilla (Chemnitzia) d'Orbigny, 1839 synonym
Turbonilla (Cylindriturbonilla) Nordsieck, 1972 synonym
Turbonilla (Cyrtoturbonilla) Nordsieck, 1972 synonym
Turbonilla (Graciliturbonilla) Nordsieck, 1972 synonym
Turbonilla (Turbonilla) Risso, 1826 synonym

Species group names

Melania campanellae Philippi, 1836 basionym
Turbo lacteus Linnaeus, 1758 basionym
Chemnitzia campanellae Philippi, 1836 synonym
Melania campanellae Philippi, 1836 synonym
Odostomia lactea (Linnaeus, 1758) synonym
Odostomia lactea var. paullula Jeffreys, 1867 synonym
Rissoa turritella Scacchi, 1835 synonym
Turbo elegantissimus Montagu, 1803 synonym
Turbo lacteus Linnaeus, 1758 synonym
Turbonilla (Chemnitzia) elegantissima (Montagu, 1803) synonym
Turbonilla costulata Risso, 1826 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: melkwit priemhorentje; melkwitte priemhoren


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

Peñas A. & Rolán E. (1997) La familia Pyramidellidae Gray, 1840 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Heterostropha) en Africa occidental. 2. Los géneros Turbonilla y Eulimella. Iberus suplemento 3: 1-105. [5 June 1997]

additional source

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

additional source

Backeljau, T. (1986). Lijst van de recente mariene mollusken van België [List of the recent marine molluscs of Belgium]. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 106 pp.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (52 publications)
GenBank (2 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Turbonilla lactea (Linnaeus, 1758). 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:141072




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