Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Heterobranchia > Infraclass Opisthobranchia > Order Cephalaspidea > Superfamily Philinoidea > Family Retusidae > Genus Retusa

Retusa truncatula (Bruguière, 1792)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

RetusaT. Brown, 1827accepted genus name
Utriculus T. Brown, 1844 later homonym
Coleophysis P. Fischer, 1883 synonym
Cylichnina Monterosato, 1884 synonym
Retusa (Coleophysis) P. Pischer, 1883 synonym
Retusa (Cylichnina) Monterosato, 1884 synonym
Retusa (Retusa) Brown, 1827 synonym
Utriculus T. Brown, 1844 synonym

Species group names

Bulla truncatula Bruguière, 1792 basionym
Bulla pellucida Brown, 1827 synonym
Bulla retusa Maton & Rackett, 1807 synonym
Bulla semisulcata Philippi, 1836 synonym
Bulla truncata Adams J., 1800 synonym
Bulla truncatula Bruguière, 1792 synonym
Coleophysis effusa Monterosato, 1890 synonym
Cylichna truncatella Locard, 1886 synonym
Retusa (Coleophysis) piriformis Nordsieck, 1972 synonym
Retusa carinensis de Gregorio, 1889 synonym
Retusa dilatata Pallary, 1904 synonym
Retusa dilatata var. minor Pallary, 1904 synonym
Retusa piriformis Nordsieck, 1972 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: geknotte oubliehoren


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

de Kluijver, M.J.; Ingalsuo, S.S.; de Bruyne, R.H. (2000). Macrobenthos of the North Sea [CD-ROM]: 1. Keys to Mollusca and Brachiopoda. World Biodiversity Database CD-ROM Series. Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI): Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 3-540-14706-3. 1 cd-rom pp.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (37 publications)


Gofas, S. (2014). Retusa truncatula. 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:141138




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Red List status EN 1996This species is endangered and is considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Red List status DD 2003This species is data deficient, there is inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction based on its distribution and/or population status according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
annex II, III, IV, V This species is threatened and/or declining in the Greater North Sea, the Celtic Seas, the Bay of Biscay and the Wider Atlantic according to the OSPAR Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic.

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