Monostiolum tessellatum

Monostiolum tessellatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Buccinidae
Subfamily: Pisaniinae
Genus: Monostiolum
Species: M. tessellatum
Binomial name
Monostiolum tessellatum
(Reeve, 1844)
  • Colubraria swifti (Tryon, 1881)
  • Pleurotoma igniflua Reeve, 1845
  • Triton swifti Tryon, 1881
  • Triton tessellatus Reeve, 1844 (basionym)

Monostiolum tessellatum is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks.[1]



This species occurs in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Lesser Antilles.


  • Watters G.T. & Finlay C.J. (1989) A revision of the western Atlantic Recent species of the genus Monostiolum Dall, 1904, and Bailya (Parabailya) new subgenus (Gastropoda: Buccinidae). The Veliger 32(1): 47-59.
  • Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. García. 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. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

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