Thylacodes

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Thylacodes
Serpulorbis squamigerus.jpg
A view of the shell of a single live Thylacodes squamigerus
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Vermetoidea
Family: Vermetidae
Genus: Thylacodes
Guettard, 1770
Type species
Serpulorbis polyphragmaSasso, 1827
Synonyms
  • AletesP. P. Carpenter, 1857
  • CladopodaGray, 1850 (subjective synonym)
  • SerpulorbisSasso, 1827 (objective synonym)
  • Serpulus (Tetranemia)Mörch, 1859
  • Siphonium (Aletes)P. P. Carpenter, 1857· unaccepted
  • TetranemiaMörch, 1859
  • TulaxodaBlainville, 1828</small (objective synonym)
  • TulaxodusGuettard, 1770

Thylacodes is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Vermetidae, the worm snails or worm shells. The species in this genus were previously placed in the genus Serpulorbis. [1]

Contents

Unlike some other vermetids, the species in this genus have no operculum.

Like other vermetids, the species in this genus do not have regular shell coiling like that of a typical gastropod shell, instead they have shells which are irregular. They are usually cemented onto a hard surface. Because of all this, the shells resemble the calcareous tubes of worms in the polychaete family Serpulidae.

Species

Species within the genus Thylacodes include:

Synonyms

Related Research Articles

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Vermetidae</span> Family of gastropods

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Fasciolariidae</span> Family of gastropods

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<i>Architectonica</i> Genus of gastropods

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<i>Cymatium</i> (gastropod) Genus of gastropods

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<i>Vermicularia</i> Genus of gastropods

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<i>Sinum</i> Genus of gastropods

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Eualetes tulipa is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Vermetidae, the worm snails or worm shells.

<i>Thylacodes arenarius</i> Species of gastropod

Thylacodes arenarius is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Vermetidae, the worm snails or worm shells.

<i>Thylacodes colubrinus</i> Species of gastropod

Thylacodes colubrinus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Vermetidae, the worm snails or worm shells. This species was previously known as Serpulorbis colubrinus.

Thylacodes riisei is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Vermetidae, the worm snails or worm shells. This species was previously known as Serpulorbis riisei.

Thylacodes masier is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Vermetidae, the worm snails or worm shells.

Eualetes is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Vermetidae, the worm snails or worm shells.

<i>Petaloconchus</i> Genus of gastropods

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<i>Vermetus</i> Genus of gastropods

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<i>Solen</i> (bivalve) Genus of bivalves

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Thylaeodus is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Vermetidae, the worm snails or worm shells.

Thylacodes sipho the common worm-shell is a species of sea snail, a worm shell, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Vermetidae, the worm snails.

References

  1. Bieler, R.; Rosenberg, G. (2015). Thylacodes Guettard, 1770. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=598651 on 2015-07-17
  2. Rüdiger Bieler, Camila Granados-Cifuentes, Timothy A. Rawlings, Petra Sierwald, Timothy M. Collins. Non-native molluscan colonizers on deliberately placed shipwrecks in the Florida Keys, with description of a new species of potentially invasive worm-snail (Gastropoda: Vermetidae). PeerJ, 2017; 5: e3158 DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3158
  3. Science News: 'Spiderman' worm-snails discovered on Florida shipwreck; Science Daily, 5 April 2017