Species under Melanella
n= 89
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Melanella abida
Dall, 1927
Western Atlantic 0.7
Melanella acicula
(Gould, 1849)
Western Central Pacific
Melanella aciculata
(Pease, 1861)
Pacific Ocean
Melanella alba
(da Costa, 1778)
Western Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea
Melanella anachorea
Dall, 1927
Western Atlantic 0.5
Melanella antarctica
(Strebel, 1908)
Western Atlantic 0.4
Melanella arcuata
(Adams, 1850)
Western Central Atlantic
Melanella arleyi
Espinosa, Ortea & Magaña, 2001
Western Atlantic 0.3
Melanella atypha
(Verrill & Bush, 1900)
Western Atlantic 0.33
Melanella boscheineni
Engl, 2004
Western Atlantic 0.52
Melanella boscii
(Payraudeau, 1826)
Mediterranean Sea
Melanella bovicornu
(Pilsbry, 1905)
Western Central Pacific
Melanella breviuscula
(Dunker, 1875)
Western Atlantic 0.6
Melanella callistemma
Dall, 1927
Western Atlantic 0.57
Melanella carolii
(Dall, 1889)
Western Atlantic
Melanella chariessa
(Verrill, 1884)
Western Atlantic 0.56
Melanella chascanon
(Watson, 1883)
Western Atlantic 0.81
Melanella chaunax
(Watson, 1883)
Western Atlantic 0.38
Melanella chydaea
(Watson, 1883)
Western Atlantic 0.38
Melanella cinca
Dall, 1927
Western Atlantic 0.32
Melanella compsa
(Verrill & Bush, 1900)
Western Atlantic 0.35
Melanella conoidea
(Kurtz & Stimpson, 1851)
conoidal eulima Atlantic Ocean 1.27
Melanella convexa
(Smith, 1907)
Western Atlantic and Western Pacific 0.575
Melanella corrida
Dall, 1927
Western Atlantic 0.65
Melanella crosseana
(Brusina, 1886)
Mediterranean Sea
Melanella cumingii
(Adams, 1854)
Indo-Pacific
Melanella cylindrata
(Watson, 1883)
Western Atlantic 0.38
Melanella doederleini
(Brusina, 1886)
Mediterranean Sea
Melanella eburnea
(Mühlfeld, 1824)
Western Atlantic 1
Melanella engonia
(Verrill & Bush, 1900)
Western Atlantic 0.75
Melanella eulimoides
(Adams, 1850)
grooved eulima Western Atlantic 1.6
Melanella exulata
(Smith, 1915)
Western Atlantic and Western Pacific 0.9
Melanella fasciata
(Watson, 1883)
Western Atlantic 0.24
Melanella fernandinae
Dall, 1927
Western Atlantic 0.43
Melanella frielei
(Jordan, 1895)
Mediterranean Sea
Melanella fuscopunctata
(Smith, 1890)
Eastern Atlantic 0.27
Melanella glypta
Bouchet & Warén, 1986
Mediterranean Sea
Melanella gomphus
(Watson, 1883)
Western Atlantic 0.36
Melanella gracilis
(Adams, 1850)
Western Atlantic 0.61
Melanella guenteri
Engl, 2004
Western Atlantic 0.47
Melanella guildingii
(Adams, 1854)
Western Atlantic
Melanella hebes
(Watson, 1883)
Western Atlantic 0.38
Melanella hians
(Watson, 1883)
Western Atlantic 1.04
Melanella hyalina
(Watson, 1883)
Western Atlantic 0.48
Melanella hypsela
(Verrill & Bush, 1900)
slender eulima Western Atlantic 0.8
Melanella insculpta
Bouchet & Warén, 1986
Atlantic Ocean 0.35
Melanella intermedia
(Cantraine, 1835)
Western Central Atlantic
Melanella ira
Dall, 1927
Western Atlantic 0.46
Melanella jamaicensis
(Adams, 1845)
Jamaica eulima Western Atlantic 0.83
Melanella junieri
Espinosa, Ortea & Magaña, 2006
Western Atlantic 1.4
Melanella karolinae
Engl, 2006
Western Atlantic
Melanella laseroni
Hedley, 1916
Antarctic Indian Ocean
Melanella lineata
(Monterosato, 1869)
Mediterranean Sea
Melanella lubrica
(Monterosato, 1890)
Mediterranean Sea
Melanella lucida
(Verrill, 1884)
Atlantic Ocean 0.8
Melanella martini
(Adams, 1854)
Western Central Pacific
Melanella marviva
Espinosa, Ortea & Magaña, 2006
Western Atlantic 0.47
Melanella micans
(Carpenter, 1865)
shining balcis Northeast Pacific
Melanella microsculpta
Bouchet & Warén, 1986
Mediterranean Sea
Melanella montereyensis
Bartsch, 1917
Monterey eulima East Pacific
Melanella monterosatoi
(Monterosato, 1890)
Mediterranean Sea
Melanella nilae
Engl, 2006
Western Atlantic
Melanella oleacea
(Kurtz & Stimpson, 1851)
Western Atlantic 0.63
Melanella ophiodon
Dall, 1927
Western Atlantic 0.35
Melanella orphanensis
Clarke, 1974
Atlantic Ocean 0.46
Melanella parallela
Dall, 1927
Western Atlantic 0.5
Melanella peninsularis
Bartsch, 1917
Baja eulima East Pacific
Melanella penna
Dall, 1927
Western Atlantic 0.57
Melanella perplexa
Oliver, 1915
Southwest Pacific
Melanella perversa
(Bush, 1909)
Western Atlantic
Melanella petitiana
(Brusina, 1869)
Mediterranean Sea
Melanella pisinna
Rehder, 1980
Southeast Pacific
Melanella polita
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Mediterranean Sea
Melanella praecurta
(Pallary, 1904)
Mediterranean Sea
Melanella psila
(Watson, 1883)
Western Atlantic 0.43
Melanella salvadori
Castellanos, Rolán & Bartolotta, 1987
Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic 0.65
Melanella sankurieae
Engl, 2004
Western Atlantic 0.48
Melanella sarissa
(Watson, 1883)
Western Atlantic 0.41
Melanella sarsi
(Bush, 1909)
Western Atlantic
Melanella solitaria
(Smith, 1915)
Southwest Atlantic, Antarctic Atlantic and Eastern Pacific 0.5
Melanella spinosa
Oliver, 1915
Southwest Pacific
Melanella spiridioni
(Dautzenberg & Fischer, 1896)
Mediterranean Sea
Melanella stalioi
(Brusina, 1869)
Mediterranean Sea
Melanella stamina
Dall, 1927
Western Atlantic 0.48
Melanella subantarctica
(Strebel, 1908)
Western Atlantic and Eastern Pacific 0.68
Melanella tacomaensis
Bartsch, 1917
Tacoma eulima East Pacific
Melanella teinostoma
(Adams, 1853)
Western Central Pacific
Melanella translucens
(Monterosato, 1890)
Mediterranean Sea
Melanella versa
Dall, 1927
Western Atlantic 0.45
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