Creseis conica

Creseis conica  Eschscholtz, 1829

Creseis conica @ Desterro, Santa Catarina, Brasil by Joop Trausel and Frans Slieker (Natural History Museum Rotterdam)

Class: Gastropoda Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura Spengel, 1881
Clade: Euopisthobranchia Jörger et al., 2010
Clade: Thecosomata de Blainville, 1823
Suborder: Euthecosomata Meisenheimer, 1905
Superfamily: Cavolinioidea Gray, 1850 (1815)
Family: Creseidae Rampal, 1973
Genus: Creseis Rang, 1828
Species: Creseis conica  Eschscholtz, 1829


  • Creseis conica conica Eschscholtz, 1829
  • Creseis conica falciformis Rampal, 2002
  • Creseis rotunda G. B. Sowerby II, 1877
  • Creseis virgula conica Eschscholtz, 1829
  • Styliola vitrea Verrill, 1872




  • Creseis. From a Greek mythology nymph name.
  • Conica. From Latin “conus”, cone, top of helmet.


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

References for the species: Creseis conica

    Galicia: Rolán (1983) as C. virgula, Rampal (2002). Portugal: Rampal (2002). Andalucía (Med.): Rampal (1968, 2002). Baleares: Rampal (1963). Canarias: Hernández, Ferrandis and Lozano Soldevilla (1993) as C. virgula, Ortea et al. (2001) as C. virgula, Moro et al. (2003) as C. virgula. Azores: Rampal (2002).

    Sources: Cervera et al., 2004, Ballesteros, 2007 & 2016, McDonald, 2006 and other sources.


    Western Mediterranean:
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    Atlantic Ocean:
This chart displays the observation probability for Creseis conica based on our own records.

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Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2012-2018) "Creseis conica" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 21/02/2015, Accessed: 21/02/2018 at (

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