Propebela

Belongs within: Mangeliidae. Propebela is a genus of conoids with a narrowly fusiform shell bearing tabulated whorls (Powell 1966). Characters (from Powell 1966): Shell small to medium sized, 8–16 mm, narrowly biconic-fusiform, with a tall tabulated spire, and a long narrow body-whorl, slowly tapered to a short, very shallowly notched anterior canal. Protoconch small, turbinate,… Continue reading Propebela

Mangeliidae

Belongs within: Conoidea.Contains: Marita, Neoguraleus (Neoguraleus), Neoguraleus (Fusiguraleus), Brachycythara, Bela, Tenaturris, Citharomangelia, Leiocithara, Guraleus (Guraleus), Amblyacrum, Propebela, Cryoturris, Ithycythara, Agathotoma, Pseudorhaphitoma, Pyrgocythara, Kurtziella, Mangelia, Oenopota, Heterocithara, Eucithara. The Mangeliidae are a variable group of conoid gastropods with strongly sculptured shells, many of which have a multispiral protoconch. Most species lack an operculum though one with… Continue reading Mangeliidae

Mangelia

Belongs within: Mangeliidae. Mangelia is a genus of small conoids found in the northeastern Atlantic. They have an ovate to fusiform shell, strongly sculptured with rounded axials (Powell 1966). Most are found in shallow waters with a small number reaching the upper bathyal zone (Bouchet & Waren 1980). <==Mangelia Risso 1826BK11 (see below for synonymy)… Continue reading Mangelia

Oenopota

Belongs within: Mangeliidae. Oenopota is a genus of small to moderate-sized conoids found in the Arctic Ocean and northernmost Pacific. The shell is elongate-ovate with a tall spire in members of the type subgenus but ovate-biconical with spire and aperture subequal in length in Nodotoma (Powell 1966). Characters (from Powell 1966): Shell small to moderate-sized, 10–23… Continue reading Oenopota