Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Vetigastropoda > Superfamily Trochoidea > Family Margaritidae > Genus Margarites

Margarites groenlandicus (Gmelin, 1791)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MargaritesGray, 1847accepted genus name
Margarita Leach, 1819 later homonym
Margarita Leach, 1819 synonym
Trochus (Margarita) Leach, 1819 synonym

Species group names

Margarita costellata G.B. Sowerby I, 1838 synonym
Margarita groenlandica (Gmelin, 1791) synonym
Margarita groenlandica spiralis Baker, 1919 synonym
Margarita striata Leach, 1819 synonym
Margarita sulcata Sowerby G.B. I, 1828 synonym
Margarita undulata Sowerby G.B. I, 1828 synonym
Trochus groenlandicus Gmelin, 1791 synonym
Trochus groenlandicus var. dilatata Jeffreys, 1865 synonym
Trochus groenlandicus var. laevior Jeffreys, 1865 synonym
Turbo carneus Lowe, 1825 synonym
Turbo incarnatus Couthouy, 1838 synonym


Margarites groenlandicus groenlandicus (Gmelin, 1791)
Margarites groenlandicus umbilicalis (Broderip & Sowerby, 1829)

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: Greenland margarite


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

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

additional source

Turgeon, D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E.V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P.M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C.F.E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D. (1998). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. 2nd ed. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, 26. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD (USA). ISBN 1-888569-01-8. IX, 526 + cd-rom pp.

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

ITIS database





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (8 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
GenBank (2 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Margarites groenlandicus (Gmelin, 1791). 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:141820




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