Rissoina bruguieri, copyright H. Zell.

Belongs within: Rissooidea.

Rissoina is a cosmopolitan genus of small, high-spired marine gastropods in which the aperture of the last whorl extends distinctly beyond the curve of the spire. Ornamentation of the shell varies between species from clathrate to smooth.

Characters (from Oldroyd 1927): Shell rissoiform, ribbed or cancellated, whorls numerous, apex mamillated; aperture semilunar, lip thickened within, a little reflected, anteriorly effuse or faintly channeled. Operculum corneous, thick, semilunar, paucispiral, with claviform process on internal face.

<==Rissoina d’Orbigny 1841 BR17
|–*R. inca d’Orbigny 1841 BR17
|–R. achatina Odhner 1924 P61
|–R. achatinoides Powell 1937 P61
|–R. anguina Finlay 1927 P61
|–R. aupouria Powell 1937 P61
|–R. bakeri Bartsch 1902 O27
|–R. bertholleti (Issel 1869) BD86
|–R. bruguieri PP64
|–R. californica Bartsch 1915 O27
|–R. cancellata WE63
|–R. cardinalis Brazier 1877 H09
|–R. catesbyana O27
|–R. chathamensis (Hutton 1873) P61
|–R. chesnelii (Michaud 1830) S11
|–R. clandestina C64
|–R. clathrata Adams 1853 H09
|–R. cleo Bartsch 1915 O27
|–R. coronadoensis Bartsch 1915 O27
|–R. crassa Angas 1871 H09
|–R. curtisi Smith 1881 H09
|–R. dalli Bartsch 1915 O27
|–R. dorbigni M54
|–R. dyscrita Faber 1990 BC01
|–R. efficata Brazier 1877 H09
|–R. elegantula Angas 1880 H09
|–R. exasperata Souverbie 1866 H09
|–R. expansa C64
|–R. fasciata Adams 1853 H09
|–R. fictor Finlay 1930 P61
|–R. firmata [incl. R. scalariformis] C64
|–R. fortis C64
|–R. fucosa Finlay 1930 P61
|–R. hanleyi Schwartz 1860 F27
|–R. inconspicua Brazier 1877 H09
|–R. inermis Brazier 1877 H09
|–R. infrequens C64
|–R. interfossa Carpenter 1864 C64
|–R. janus C64
|–R. kelseyi Dall & Bartsch 1902 O27
|–R. kershawi Tennison Woods 1877 P79
|–R. kesteveni Hedley 1907 H09
|–R. larochei Finlay 1930 P61
|–R. manawatawhia Powell 1937 P61
|–R. miranda Adams 1861 H09
|–R. montrouzieri Souverbie 1862 H09
|–R. newcombei Dall 1897 O27
|–R. nodicincta Adams 1853 H09
|–R. obeliscus Schwartz 1860 H09
|–R. onobiformis Rolán & Luque 2000 BC01
|–R. powelli Finlay 1930 P61
|–R. pulchella Brazier 1877 H09
|–R. reticulata (Sowerby 1834) [=Rissoa reticulata] H09
|–R. rufolactea Suter 1908 P61
|–R. scalarina Adams 1853 H09
|–R. scolopax Souverbie 1877 H09
|–R. spirata (Sowerby 1834) [=Rissoa spirata] H09
|–R. stricta C64
|–R. suprasculpta Tennison Woods 1877 P79
|–R. teres Brazier 1877 H09
|–R. thaumasia Melvill & Standen 1898 H09
|–R. triangularis Watson 1886 H09
|–R. woodwardii C64
`–R. zonata Suter 1909 P61

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BD86] Barash, A., & Z. Danin. 1986. Further additions to the knowledge of Indo-Pacific Mollusca in the Mediterranean Sea (Lessepsian migrants). Spixiana 9 (2): 117–141.

[BR17] Bouchet, P., J.-P. Rocroi, B. Hausdorf, A. Kaim, Y. Kano, A. Nützel, P. Parkhaev, M. Schrödl & E. E. Strong. 2017. Revised classification, nomenclator and typification of gastropod and monoplacophoran families. Malacologia 61 (1–2): 1–526.

[BC01] Boyko, C. B., & J. R. Cordeiro. 2001. Catalog of Recent type specimens in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History. V. Mollusca, part 2 (class Gastropoda [exclusive of Opisthobranchia and Pulmonata], with supplements to Gastropoda [Opisthobranchia], and Bivalvia). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 262: 1–170.

[C64] Carpenter, P. P. 1864. Supplementary report on the present state of our knowledge with regard to the Mollusca of the west coast of North America. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 33: 517–686.

[F27] Finlay, H. J. 1927. A further commentary on New Zealand molluscan systematics. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 320–485.

[H09] Hedley, C. 1909. The Marine Fauna of Queensland: Address by the President of Section D. Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science: Brisbane.

[M54] Macpherson, J. H. 1954. Molluscs (sea shells and snails). In: Willis, J. M. (ed.) The Archipelago of the Recherche pp. 55–63. Australian Geographical Society: Melbourne.

[O27] Oldroyd, I. S. 1927. The Marine Shells of the West Coast of North America vol. 2 pt 3. Stanford University Press: Stanford University (California).

[PP64] Peres, J. M., & J. Picard. 1964. Nouveau manuel de bionomie benthique de la mer Mediterranee. Recueil des Travaux de la Station Marine d’Endoume, Bulletin 31 (27): 5–137.

[P79] Petterd, W. F. 1879. List of the freshwater shells of Tasmania. Journal of Conchology 2: 80–88.

[P61] Powell, A. W. B. 1961. Shells of New Zealand: An illustrated handbook 4th ed. Whitcombe and Tombs Limited: Christchurch.

[S11] Simone, L. R. L. 2011. Phylogeny of the Caenogastropoda (Mollusca), based on comparative morphology. Arquivos de Zoologia 42 (4): 161–323.

[WE63] Warmke, G. L., & D. S. Erdman. 1963. Records of marine mollusks eaten by bonefish in Puerto Rican waters. Nautilus 76 (4): 115–120.

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