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Nucella lapillus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Caenogastropoda »  family Muricidae - Muricids »  genus Nucella

Scientific synonyms

Buccinum filosa Gmelin, 1791
Buccinum lapillus Linnaeus, 1758
Nassa ligata Röding, 1798
Nassa rudis Roding, 1798
Nucella filosa J. F. Gmelin, 1791
Nucella theobroma Roding, 1798
Purpura buccinoidea Blainville, 1829
Purpura imbricata Lamarck, 1822
Purpura lapillus var. anomala Middendorff, 1849
Purpura lapillus var. aurantia Dautzenberg, 1887



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Included taxa

Number of records: 1

subspecies Nucella lapillus imbricata (C. Linnaeus, 1758)

Nucella lapillus imbricata

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Nucella lapillus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
IT Repetto G., Orlando F. & Arduino G. (2005): Conchiglie del Mediterraneo, Amici del Museo "Federico Eusebio", Alba, Italy [as Nucella lapillus (Linné, 1758)]
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Nucella lapillus (LINNÉ, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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