Ringicula auriculata

Ringicula auriculata  (Ménard de la Groye, 1811)

Ringicula auriculata (Ménard de la Groye, 1811) Specimen from La Goulette, Tunisia (soft bottoms 10-15 m, 19.01.2010), actual size 3.4 mm
World Register of Marine Species
by Mouna Antit
Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
informal group: Lower Heterobranchia (Allogastropoda)  Haszprunar, 1985
Superfamily:  Ringiculoidea  Philippi, 1853
Family:  Ringiculidae  Philippi, 1853
Genus: Ringicula  Deshayes, 1838
Species: Ringicula auriculata  (Ménard de la Groye, 1811)


  • Marginella auriculata Ménard de la Groye, 1811 (original)
  • Marginella biplicata Risso, 1826 
  • Marginella candida Bivona Ant., 1832
  • Voluta oryza O. G. Costa, 1830
  • Voluta pisum Brocchi, 1814 †




  • Ringicula. From Latin “ringor, ringi”, angry, snarl, show the teeth.
  • Auriculata. From Latin “auricula”, ear shaped.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Ringicula auriculata (z-200).
: GROC 2010-2011 : VIMAR
: Enric Madrenas : Manuel Ballesteros.
: João Pedro Silva : M@re Nostrum
: Bernard Picton : Other sources
: GBIF.ORG : Marine Regions


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Bibliography based on the works by Steve Long, 2006. Bibliography of Opisthobranchia 1554-2000 and Gary McDonald, 2009. Bibliographia Nudibranchia, with later updates from other resources.

Further reading

Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes et al. (2012-2017) "Ringicula auriculata" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 29/11/2015, Accessed: 26/09/2017 at (http://opistobranquis.info/en/jH7Xj)

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