Taxon profile


Bactrocythara Woodring, 1928

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Neogastropoda »  family Mangeliidae


Shell small, 5.4 mm., narrowly ovate-cylindrical, spire not shouldered and body-whorl tall and narrow, very gradually tapered to a short, scarcely differentiated, distinctly emarginate anterior canal. Protoconch proportionately very large, of three whorls, small tipped, but rapidly enlarged, last 1 ½ whorls with closely spaced protractively arcuate axial riblets. Aperture very long and narrow. Outer lip varicose, base bearing a broad shallow stromboid notch. Anal sinus broad and deep constricted at its entrance by the labial varix and a thick parietal callus pad; no other apertural denticles or processes. Sculpture of flexuous narrow ribs and weak intercostal spiral threads.
Source: Powell, 1966. The Molluscan Families Speightiidae and Turridae
Author: Jan Delsing

Included taxa

Number of records: 7

species Bactrocythara agachada E. Rolán, J. Otero-Schmidt & F. Fernandes, 1994

Bactrocythara agachada

species Bactrocythara asarca Dall & Simpson, 1901

Bactrocythara asarca

species Bactrocythara candeana (d'Orbigny, 1847)

Bactrocythara candeana

species Bactrocythara cryera (W.H. Dall, 1927)
species Bactrocythara haullevillei (P. Dautzenberg, 1912)

Bactrocythara haullevillei

species Bactrocythara labiosa (E.A. Smith, 1872)

Bactrocythara labiosa

Fossil taxa

species Bactrocythara obtusa (Guppy, 1896)

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1117453]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [] [as Bactrocythara Woodring, 1928]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019

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