Pyrunculus fourierii

Pyrunculus fourierii  (Audouin, 1826)

Pyrunculus fourierii (Audouin,1826) @ Mersin, Turkey by Joop Trausel and Frans Slieker (Natural History Museum Rotterdam)




































Pyrunculus fourierii  (Audouin, 1826)

 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 181174).

  • Bulla fourierii Audouin, 1826 (original)
  • Retusa fourierii (Audouin, 1826)




  • Fourierii. Probably dedicated to honour the well-known French mathematician Baron Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier (1768-1830), who had taken part in Napoleon’s Egyptian expedition between 1798-1801.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Pyrunculus fourierii
: GROC 2010-2011
: Enric Madrenas
: João Pedro Silva
: Bernard Picton
: Manuel Ballesteros.
: M@re Nostrum
: Altres fonts
: Marine Regions


    Western Mediterranean:0 out of 5 stars
    Eastern Mediterranean:0 out of 5 stars
    Atlantic Ocean:0 out of 5 stars

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Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2012-2020) "Pyrunculus fourierii" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 01/05/2015, Accessed: 25/02/2020 at (

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