The Pyramidellidae (Gastropoda, Heterobranchia) of Norway and adjacent waters. A taxonomic review

Tore Høisæter


This monograph gives a taxonomic treatment of all 54 ‘species’ of Pyramidellidae reported from Norwegian and adjacent waters. Two species, Parthenina wikanderi n.sp.and Eulimella frielei n.sp., are described as new and three are ‘resurrected’ from synonymy. Nine previously described species are reported as new records for Norway, while three species are removed from the Norwegian fauna list. All species are illustrated with LM photographs (and, in a few cases, SEM photographs), and drawings of soft parts and operculae when available. An attempt is made to upgrade the generic taxonomy of the species included.


Gastropoda; new species; distribution

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