BIOTIC Species Information for Truncatella subcylindrica
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Researched byNicola White Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDennis R. Seaward
Taxonomy
Scientific nameTruncatella subcylindrica Common nameLooping snail
MCS CodeW398 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumMollusca Subphylum
Superclass ClassGastropoda
SubclassProsobranchia OrderMesogastropoda
Suborder FamilyTruncatellidae
GenusTruncatella Speciessubcylindrica
Subspecies   

Additional InformationAbscission of the earlier part of the shell is presumably an adaptation to an interstial habitat.
The taxonomy of the Gastropoda has been recently revised (see Ponder & Lindberg 1997, and Taylor 1996). Ponder & Lindberg (1997) suggest that Mesogastropoda should be included in a monophyletic clade, the Caenogastropoda.
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Barnes, 1994, Fretter & Graham, 1978, Ponder & Lindberg, 1997, Taylor, 1996,
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