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Kingdom  Animalia
Clade  Vetigastropoda
Family  Trochidae
Rank  Genus
Class  Gastropoda
Superfamily  Trochoidea
Phylum  Mollusca
Similar  Ethminolia, Lirularia, Cantharidus, Clanculus

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


Everdael x ethalia


The species are moderate-sized. The orbicular shell is turbinately depressed. The whorls are convex, smooth or transversely striated, the last one rounded at the periphery. They have a mottled or streaked color-pattern. The umbilicus is partly closed by a callus deposit. The columellar lip ends anteriorly in an obtuse dilated callus. The callus emitted at the columellar-parietal angle of the aperture is tongue-shaped, closing the umbilicus except a rather narrow chink, or even entirely, in some species.


This genus occurs in the Central and East Indian Ocean, off East Africa, off Indo-Malaysia, and off Australia.


Species within the genus Ethalia include:

  • Ethalia bellardii (Issel, 1869)
  • Ethalia bysma Herbert, 1992
  • Ethalia carneolata Melvill, 1897
  • Ethalia catharinae Poppe, Tagaro & Dekker, 2006
  • Ethalia electra Herbert, 1992
  • Ethalia gilchristae Herbert, 1992
  • Ethalia guamensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
  • Ethalia minolina Melvill, 1897
  • Ethalia nitida A. Adams, 1863
  • Ethalia omphalotropis A. Adams, 1863
  • Ethalia polita A. Adams, 1862
  • Ethalia rufula Gould, 1861
  • Ethalia sanguinea Pilsbry, 1905
  • Ethalia striolata (A. Adams, 1855)
  • Species brought into synonymy
  • Ethalia (Ethaliella) Pilsbry, 1905: synonym of Ethaliella Pilsbry, 1905
  • Ethalia candida A. Adams, 1862: synonym of Leucorhynchia candida (A. Adams, 1862)
  • Ethalia capillata Gould, 1862: synonym of Ethaliella capillata (Gould, 1862)
  • Ethalia floccata G. B. Sowerby III, 1903: synonym of Ethaliella floccata (Sowerby, 1903)
  • Ethalia lirata E.A. Smith, 1871: synonym of Leucorhynchia lirata (E.A. Smith, 1871)
  • Ethalia multistriata A. E. Verrill, 1884: synonym of Solariorbis multistriatus (A. E. Verrill, 1884)
  • Ethalia perspicua A. Adams, 1861: synonym of Teinostoma perspicuum (A. Adams, 1861)
  • Ethalia philippii (A. Adams, 1855): synonym of Monilea philippii A. Adams, 1855
  • Ethalia plicata E. A. Smith, 1872: synonym of Leucorhynchia plicata (E. A. Smith, 1872)
  • Ethalia pulchella (A. Adams, 1855): synonym of Ethaliella pulchella (A. Adams, 1855)
  • Ethalia sobrina A. Adams, 1861: synonym of Lissotesta sobrina (A. Adams, 1861)
  • Ethalia striolata Kilburn, 1977: synonym of Ethalia carneolata Melvill, 1897
  • References

    Ethalia Wikipedia