Alcithoe


Alcithoe

Taxobox
name = "Alcithoe"


image_caption = "Alcithoe arabica" (smooth form)
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Mollusca
classis = Gastropoda
subclassis = Orthogastropoda
ordo = Sorbeoconcha
superfamilia = Volutoidea
familia = Volutidae
genus = "Alcithoe"
genus_authority = H.& A.Adams,1853
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = See text.
:"For the mythological daughter of Minyas sometimes called Alcithoe, see Minyades.""Alcithoe" is a genus of large sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Volutidae, the volutes.

The species in this genus mostly have large, solid, fusiform shells, characterized, with a few exceptions, by having 4 or 5 strong plaits on the columella.

"Alcithoe" species are found in most seas, from shallow water to considerable depths, and are active predators, feeding primarily on bivalves. Intertidal species are found burrowing or half buried in sand or mud.

pecies

* "Alcithoe aillaudorum" (Bouchet, Ph. & G.T. Poppe, 1988)
* "Alcithoe arabica" (Gmelin, 1791)
* "Alcithoe benthicola" (Dell, 1963)
* "Alcithoe calva" Powell, 1928
* "Alcithoe chathamensis" (Dell, 1956)
* "Alcithoe davegibbsi" (Hart,1999)
* "Alcithoe fissurata" (Dell, 1963)
* "Alcithoe flemingi" Dell, 1978 photo
* "Alcithoe fusus" (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
* "Alcithoe grahami" (Powell, 1965)
* "Alcithoe haurakiensis" Dell, 1956
* "Alcithoe hedleyi" (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
* "Alcithoe jaculoides" Powell, 1924
* "Alcithoe knoxi" (Dell, 1956)
* "Alcithoe larochei" Marwick, 1926
* "Alcithoe lutea" (Watson, 1882)
* "Alcithoe ostenfeldi" (Iredale, 1937)
* "Alcithoe pacifica"
* "Alcithoe pseudolutea"
* "Alcithoe smithi" (Powell, 1950)
* "Alcithoe wilsonae" (Powell, 1933)

References

* [http://www.mollusca.co.nz/checklist/checklist_frameset.htm?list=list036& NZ Mollusca]


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  • Alcithoe — ALCITHŎE, es, Gr. Ἀλκιθόη, ης, (⇒ Tab. XI.) des Minyas Tochter, die wegen Verachtung des Bacchus endlich mit ihren Schwestern in eine Fledermaus verwandelt wurde. Sieh vorher Alcathöe. Ovid. Metam. IV. v. 1 …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • ALCITHOE — Thebana mulier, quae, cum Bacchum, eiusque orgia contemneret, ceterisque mulieribus sacra celebrantibus, cum sororibus et ancillis lanificio operam daret, ab irato Baccho in vespertilionem commutata est, telae autem in vitem et hederam. Ovid. Met …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Alcithoë — /al sith oh ee /, n. Class. Myth. a daughter of Minyas who was driven mad for mocking Dionysus. * * * ▪ Greek mythology       in Greek legend, the daughter of Minyas of Orchomenus, in Boeotia. She and her sisters once refused to participate in… …   Universalium

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