Engina alveolata, copyright G. & Ph. Poppe.

Belongs within: Buccinidae.

Engina is a genus of tropical marine gastropods with a sharp-spired, ovate shell bearing prominent nodulous ribs.

Characters (from Oldroyd 1927): Shell ovate-conic; spire shapr, with longitudinal nodulous ribs, decussated by revolving lines; aperture narrow, with several oblique plications in front; outer lip rather thick, inflected or callous in middle, crenulated within.

<==Engina Gray 1839 [Engininae] BR05
    |--E. alveolata (Kiener 1836) [=Purpura alveolata] F27
    |--E. anaxeres (Kiener 1836) [=Purpura anaxeres] H09
    |--E. bonasia (von Martens 1880) BW09
    |--E. carbonaria Reeve 1846 O27
    |--E. concinna (Reeve 1846) [=Ricinula concinna] H09
    |--E. curtisiana (Smith 1884) BW09
    |--E. lauta (Reeve 1846) [=Ricinula lauta] H09
    |--E. lineata (Reeve 1846) [=Ricinula lineata] H09
    |--E. mendicaria (Linnaeus 1758) [=Voluta mendicaria] H09
    |--E. philippiii (Cossmann 1899) [=Sveltella philippii, Cancellaria parva Philippi 1860 non Lea 1833] PH90
    |--E. reevei Tryon 1883 H09
    |--E. ryalli Rol├ín & Fernandes 1995 BC01
    |--E. siderea (Reeve 1846) [=Ricinula siderea] H09
    |--E. trifasciata (Reeve 1846) [=Ricinula trifasciata] H09
    |--E. turbinella (Kiener 1834) [incl. E. tubinella var. cruzana Usticke 1959] BC01
    `--E. zatricum Melvill 1893 BW09

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BR05] Bouchet, P., & J.-P. Rocroi. 2005. Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia 47 (1–2): 1–397.

[BC01] Boyko, C. B., & J. R. Cordeiro. 2001. Catalog of Recent type specimens in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History. V. Mollusca, part 2 (class Gastropoda [exclusive of Opisthobranchia and Pulmonata], with supplements to Gastropoda [Opisthobranchia], and Bivalvia). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 262: 1–170.

[BW09] Bryce, C., & C. Whisson. 2009. The macromolluscs of Mermaid (Rowley Shoals), Scott and Seringapatam Reefs, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 77: 177–208.

[F27] Finlay, H. J. 1927. New specific names for austral Mollusca. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 488–533.

[H09] Hedley, C. 1909. The Marine Fauna of Queensland: Address by the President of Section D. Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science: Brisbane.

[O27] Oldroyd, I. S. 1927. The Marine Shells of the West Coast of North America vol. II pt I. Stanford University Press: Stanford University (California).

[PH90] Petit, R. E. & M. G. Harasewych. 1990. Catalogue of the superfamily Cancellarioidea Forbes and Hanley, 1851 (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia). Nautilus Supplement 1: 1–69.

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