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Species / Terebellum



Original Description of Terebellum by Röding, 1798:

  • "Der Bohrer."

Terebellum species are


  • Terebellum is an active burrower and lives almost always infaunal. It possesses a sutural canal filled by a filamentous extension of the mantle which informs the gastropod, if the posterior part of the shell is exposed to predators or still buried in the sediment (Savazzi, 1991) ( This has been proved for Oliva, which has a similar filament in a sutural canal: Savazzi, 1991).


  • Artopoia Gistel, 1848
  • Bulla Linnaeus, 1758
  • Lucis Gistel, 1848
  • Terebrina Rafinesque, 1815


  • A. Rolando. 2001. The new species Terebellum oympiae n. sp. (Gastropoda, Seraphidae) from the Middle Eocene mollusc assemblage of Nanggulan (Yogokarta province, Java, Indonesia). Mem. Sci. Geol. 53:41-44

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