Thoristella

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Thoristella
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Thoristella

Iredale, 1915 [1]
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Thoristella is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Trochidae, [2] the top snails or top shells.

A genus is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name forms the first part of the binomial species name for each species within the genus.

Sea snail common name for snails that normally live in saltwater

Sea snail is a common name for snails that normally live in salt water, in other words marine gastropods. The taxonomic class Gastropoda also includes snails that live in other habitats, such as land snails and freshwater snails. Many species of sea snails are edible and exploited as food sources by humans.

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Thoristella has become a synonym of Coelotrochus P. Fischer, 1879 [3]

<i>Coelotrochus</i> genus of molluscs

Coelotrochus is a genus of small sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Trochidae, the top snails.

Distribution

This genus is endemic to New Zealand.

Species

Species within the genus Thoristella include:

Coelotrochus carinatus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails.

<i>Coelotrochus chathamensis</i> species of mollusc

Coelotrochus chathamensis is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Trochidae, the top snails or top shells.

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Trochidae family of molluscs

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Calliostomatidae family of molluscs

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Acremodonta crassicosta is a species of minute, deep-water sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc or micromollusk in the family Ataphridae, the false top snails or false top shells.

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Capulidae family of molluscs

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Lottiidae family of molluscs

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<i>Cantharidus</i> genus of molluscs

Cantharidus, common name the kelp shells, is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs of the family Trochidae, the top shells.

Micrelenchus is a genus of small sea snails that have shells with pearly interiors and an operculum. They are marine gastropod molluscs in the family Trochidae, the top snails or top shells.

Colloniidae family of molluscs

Colloniidae is a family of small sea snails with calcareous opercula, marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Vetigastropoda.

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References

  1. Iredale T. (1915). Trans. N. Zealand Inst.47: 436.
  2. WoRMS (2010). Thoristella Iredale, 1915. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.eu/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=456529 on 2010-04-30
  3. Bouchet, P. (2010). Thoristella Iredale, 1915. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=456529 on 2011-03-01

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