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Eucithara souverbiei
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Original image of a shell of Eucithara souverbiei
Scientific classification
  • Cithara souverbiei (Tryon, 1884)
  • Mangilia souverbiei Tryon, 1884 (original combination)
  • Pleurotoma (Cithara) coniformis Souverbie, 1875 (invalid: junior homonym of Pleurotoma coniformis Gray & G. B. Sowerby, 1839; Mangilia souverbiei is a replacement name)

Eucithara souverbiei is a small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.


The length of the shell attains 7 mm.

The shell is minutely tuberculate at the shoulder-angle, and covered by minute revolving striae. Its color is whitish, with a large dorsal brownish spot or stain. It is also characterized by small, wavy spiral striae that are little protruding.


This marine species is endemic to Australia and occurs off Queensland; it was also found off the Loyalty Islands and the Cocos-Keeling Islands.

  • Souverbie, M. (1875) Descriptions d’espèces nouvelles de l’Archipel Calédonien. Journal de Conchyliologie, 23, 282–296. page(s): 288, pl. 13 fig. 5
  • Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. Tropical Pacific Marine Shells. Sydney : Pacific Publications 352 pp., 68 pls.
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