Taxon profile


Cylichna alba (Brown, 1827)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Opistobranchia - opisthobranchs »  family Cylichnidae »  genus Cylichna


Cylichna alba

Author: Systematisches Conchylien Cabinet.

Cylichna alba

Author: Oldroyd, I.S.

Cylichna alba

Author: Nekhaev, I.O.

Taxon in country check-lists*

Arctic, Europe: Russia, North America: Canada, United States of America

* List of countries might not be complete


Shell subcylindrical, bulging in the center, thin, smooth, glossy and white; aperture the whole length of the shell, a little compressed in the center, and dilated toward the base; outer lip thin, pillar lip thickened at the base, with a very slight duplicative at the bottom of. the columella; no visible spire, but its apex slightly subumbilicated. Length not quite three-eighths of an inch; breadth, an inch and a half. (Brown.)
Source: Oldroyd, I.S. 1927 . The Marine Shells of the West Coast of North America. Volume IIa


RANGE. Arctic Ocean to San Diego, California; circumboreal. Fossil: Pleistocene: Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Pedro, San Diego; Pliocene: San Diego well.
Author: Jan Delsing

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Cylichna alba (Brown, 1827)]
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 Cylichna alba (Brown, 1827)]

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