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Synaptocochlea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Superfamily  Trochoidea
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Mollusca
Clade  Vetigastropoda
Family  Trochidae
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Synaptocochlea is a genus of very small sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Trochidae, the top snails.

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Description

The oval shell is intermediate between Stomatella and Gena in contour. The very short spire is sub-marginal. The surface is spirally striated or decussated. The very large aperture is longer than wide. The animal has an operculum.

Distribution

This marine genus occurs in the tropical Indo-West Pacific, Indo-Malaysia, Oceania and off Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia)

Species

Species within the genus Synaptocochlea include:

  • Synaptocochlea belmonti Simone, 2009
  • Synaptocochlea caliginosa H. & A. Adams, 1863
  • Synaptocochlea concinna (Gould, 1845)
  • Synaptocochlea montrouzieri (Pilsbry, 1890)
  • Synaptocochlea picta (d’Orbigny, 1847)
  • Synaptocochlea pulchella (A. Adams, 1850)
  • The Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database also mentions the following species

  • Synaptocochlea hexagonum Philippi, 1850
  • Synaptocochlea tursicus Reeve, 1848
  • Species brought into synonymy
  • Synaptocochlea inconcinna auct. non Pilsbry, 1921: synonym of * Synaptocochlea picta (d’Orbigny, 1847)
  • Synaptocochlea granosa (Lambert, 1874): synonym of Stomatella granosa Lambert, 1874
  • Synaptocochlea lactea Usticke, 1959: synonym of * Synaptocochlea picta (d’Orbigny, 1847)
  • Synaptocochlea nigrita Rehder, 1939: synonym of * Synaptocochlea picta (d’Orbigny, 1847)
  • Synaptocochlea picta (Montrouzier in Souverbie & Montrouzier, 1862): synonym of Synaptocochlea montrouzieri (Pilsbry, 1890)
  • Synaptocochlea stellata (Souverbie in souverbie & Montrouzier, 1863): synonym of Stomatella stellata Souverbie in Souverbie & Montrouzier, 1863
  • References

    Synaptocochlea Wikipedia


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