Hastula strigilata, photographed by Jan Delsing.

Belongs within: Terebridae.

Hastula is a genus of auger shells in which the feeding apparatus includes a long and eversible labial tube, a relatively large buccal cavity, and a long and retractile buccal tube, together with a poison gland and bulb and a radular sac containing two rows of harpoon-like teeth (Auffenberg & Lee 1988).

Hastula Adams & Adams 1853 [incl. Acuminia Dall 1908, Egentelaria Rehder 1980, Hastulina Oyama 1961] BK11
    |--H. aciculina (Lamarck 1822) AL88
    |--H. alboflava Bratcher 1988 BC01
    |--H. albula Menke 1843 BW09
    |--‘Terebra’ bicorona Hutton 1885 [=Acuminia bicorona] F27
    |--‘Terebra’ biplex Hutton 1885 [=Acuminia biplex] F27
    |--H. brazieri Angas 1871 [=Acuminia brazieri] WG71
    |--H. cinerea (Born 1780) BD12
    |--H. colorata Bratcher 1988 BC01
    |--H. hastata (Gmelin 1791) S11
    |--H. inconstans (Hinds 1844) AL88
    |--H. lanceata (Linnaeus 1767) [=*Acuminia lanceata] WG71
    |--H. lauta Pease 1869 WG71
    |--H. nitida Hinds 1844 WG71
    |--‘Terebra’ orycta Suter 1913 [=Acuminia orycta] F27
    |--‘Terebra’ pareoraensis (Suter 1917) [=Acuminia pareoraensis] F27
    |--H. (Terebrellina) plicatula (Lamarck 1805) TTE93
    |--H. rufopunctata Smith 1877 WG71
    |--H. salleana (Deshayes 1859) AL88
    |--H. strigilata Linnaeus 1758 WG71
    |--‘Terebra’ sulcata Marshall 1919 [=Acuminia sulcata] F27
    `--‘Acuminia’ venosa [incl. Terebra flexicostata] F27

*Type species of generic name indicated


[AL88] Auffenberg, K., & H. G. Lee. 1988. A new species of intertidal Terebra from Brazil. Nautilus 102 (4): 154–158.

[BD12] Bandel, K., & D. T. Dockery III. 2012. Protoconch characters of Late Cretaceous Latrogastropoda (Neogastropoda and Neomesogastropoda) as an aid in the reconstruction of the phylogeny of the Neogastropoda. Freiberger Forschungshefte C542 (psf 20): 93–128.

[BK11] Bouchet, P., Y. I. Kantor, A. Sysoev & N. Puillandre. 2011. A new operational classification of the Conoidea (Gastropoda). Journal of Molluscan Studies 77: 273–308.

[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. A further commentary on New Zealand molluscan systematics. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 320–485.

[S11] Simone, L. R. L. 2011. Phylogeny of the Caenogastropoda (Mollusca), based on comparative morphology. Arquivos de Zoologia 42 (4): 161–323.

[TTE93] Tracey, S., J. A. Todd & D. H. Erwin. 1993. Mollusca: Gastropoda. In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 131–167. Chapman & Hall: London.

[WG71] Wilson, B. R., & K. Gillett. 1971. Australian Shells: illustrating and describing 600 species of marine gastropods found in Australian waters. A. H. & A. W. Reed: Sydney.

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