Dove Snails: Family Columbellidae

Dove Snail
Columbella mercatoria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family Columbellidae

The species of Dove snail collected on S. Hutchinson Island is the Columbella Mercatoria. They are small snails about .5".

Three Dove snails (enlarged), Columbella Mercatoria, collected on S. Hutchinson Island (Fall, 2020)

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Columbella mercatoria
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Columbella mercatoria
Columbella mercatoria 01.JPG
Five views of a shell of Columbella mercatoria (Linné, 1758)
Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Mollusca
Class:     Gastropoda
(unranked):     clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily:     Buccinoidea
Family:     Columbellidae
Subfamily:     Columbellinae
Genus:     Columbella
Species:     C. mercatoria
Binomial name
Columbella mercatoria
(Linnaeus, 1758)

    Columbella affinis Risso, 1826
    Columbella mercatoria elongata Usticke, 1959
    Columbella mercatoria mercatoria (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Columbella mercatoria var. scalaris Kobelt, 1897
    Columbella peleei Kiener, 1841
    Columbella rudis G. B. Sowerby I, 1844
    Columbella somersiana Dall & Bartsch, 1911
    Columbella variabilis Schumacher, 1817
    Voluta mercatoria Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)

Columbella mercatoria is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Columbellidae, the dove snails.[1]

The length of the shell attains 14.6 mm.
This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (August 2020)

    Columbella mercatoria (Linné, 1758). Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species.
    Risso, A., 1826 Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l'Europe Méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes-Maritimes. Mollusques, vol. 4, p. 1-439, 12 pls
    Rosenberg, G. 1992. Encyclopedia of Seashells. Dorset: New York. 224 pp.

External links
    Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition, vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae]
    Sowerby, G. B., I. (1844). Monograph of the genus Columbella. In G. B. Sowerby II (ed.), Thesaurus conchyliorum, or monographs of genera of shells. Vol. 1 (4): 109-146bis, pls 36-40. London, privately published
    Dall W.H. & Bartsch P. (1911). New species of shells from Bermuda. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 40: 277-288, pl. 35
    Russini V., Fassio G., Modica M. V., deMaintenon M. J. & Oliverio M. (2017). An assessment of the genus Columbella Lamarck, 1799 (Gastropoda: Columbellidae) from eastern Atlantic. Zoosystema. 39(2): 197-212
    Rosenberg, G.; Moretzsohn, F.; García, E. F. (2009). Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

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