Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Caenogastropoda > Order Littorinimorpha > Superfamily Littorinoidea > Family Skeneopsidae > Genus Skeneopsis

Skeneopsis planorbis (O. Fabricius, 1780)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

SkeneopsisIredale, 1915accepted genus name

Species group names

Helix depressa Montagu, 1803 synonym
Skenea planorbis (Fabricius O., 1780) synonym
Skenea planorbis var. hyalina Jeffreys, 1867 synonym
Skenea planorbis var. maculata Jeffreys, 1867 synonym
Skenea planorbis var. trochiformis Jeffreys, 1867 synonym
Skeneia trochiformis Locard, 1886 synonym
Skeneopsis planorbis var. trochiformis synonym
Turbo planorbis Fabricius O., 1780 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: gewone zeeposthoren; zeeposthoren; zeeposthorentje sources: de Bruyne, R.H.; Bank, R.A.; Adema, J.P.H.M.; Perk, F.A. (1994). Nederlandse naamlijst van de weekdieren (Mollusca) van Nederland en Belgie: feestuitgave ter gelegenheid van het zestig-jarig jubileum van de Nederlandse Malacologische Vereniging [Dutch namelist of the Mollusca from the Netherlands and Belgium: festive edition at the occasion of the 60-year jubilee of the Dutch Malacological Society]. Backhuys Publishers: Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-73348-33-1. 149 pp.;Adema, J.P.H.M.; de Bruyne, R.H.; Perk, F.A. (1989). Preliminary name list of marine molluscs and shells, regularly washed ashore along the coasts of the Netherlands and Belgium [Voorlopige naamlijst van de mariene mollusken en de regelmatig langs de kust van Nederland en België aangespoelde schelpensoorten]. De Strandvlo 9(2): 49-59
 English: flat skenea; planorb skenea sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 French: skénée planorbe


original description

Fabricius, O.1780. Fauna Groenlandica: systematice sistens animalia Groenlandiae occidentalis hactenus indagata, quod nomen specificium. Hafniae et Lipsiae: Copenhagen, Denmark. XVI, 452, [2] f. pp.

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

Bromley, J.E.C., and J.S. Bleakney. 1984. Keys to the fauna and flora of Minas Basin. National Research Council of Canada Report 24119. 366 p.

additional source

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


Gofas S. (1982). Révision des Skeneopsis (Gastropoda, Rissoacea) Européennes et Nord-Africanes, avec description d'une espèce nouvelle. Bollettino Malacologico 18 (9-12): 225-234





External Links

Barcode of Life
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (7 publications)
GenBank (1 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Skeneopsis planorbis (O. Fabricius, 1780). 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:141539




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