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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlvania cimicoides (Forbes, 1844) 
AphiaID: 141168

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastropoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaenogastropoda (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLittorinimorpha (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRissooidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRissoidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlvania (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlvania Risso, 1826
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRissoa cimicoides Forbes, 1844 (original combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRissoa cimicoides var. minima Jeffreys, 1867 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRissoa intermedia Aradas, 1847 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRissoa sculpta Philippi, 1844 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurbona hispidula fuscoapicalis Nordsieck, 1974 (synonym)
Sources  original description Forbes, E. 1844. Report on the Mollusca and Radiata of the Aegean sea, and on their distribution, considered as bearing on geology. Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1843): 130-193, available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=07w4AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA130 [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Cape Verde
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorCape Verde [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMacaronesian Islands [details]
(no group)
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorEurope [details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNorth West Africa [details]
From other sources
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (36 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Type of larval development: planktotrophic [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Shell 3 to 4 mm high, protoconch with 2.5 convex whorls, teleoconch with 4-4.5 whorls, moderately solid. Sculpture of protoconch of spiral rows of fine granules, indistinct in optical microscopy; sculpture of teleoconch with spiral cords as narrow as the interspaces, and orthocline axial ribs thicker than the cords. Tee suture is characteristically excavated, situated in a channel delimited by two stronger cords just above and below. Aperture with a distinct outer rim over which the cords are continued; this rim slightly bulging near its adapical end; inner part of outer lip with slight denticles. Colour characteristically brown on protoconch, whitish to buff on the remainder of the shell with a diagnostic comma-shaped darker brown mark on the outer lip.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Eastern Atlantic, from Norway and Iceland to Morocco, and throughout the Mediterranean, usually in 100-1000 m depth; also present in the Canary Is., Madeira and the Azores. Gorringe, Josephine, Seine and Ampère seamounts, moderately common in 210-330 m  [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Alvania cimicoides (Forbes, 1844)Shell from Gorringe Seamount, 255-265 m (size 3.3 mm).
Alvania cimicoides (Fo...

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show all]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141168
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Alvania cimicoides (Forbes, 1844). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141168 on 2014-09-17
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