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Vermetus
Vermetus

Vermetus is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Vermetidae, the worm snails or worm shells.[1]

The genus Vermetus is very ancient: it occurs in the fossil record from the Jurassic to the Quaternary (age range: from 164.7 to 0.0 million years ago).[2]

Species


Species within the genus Vermetus include:

  • Vermetus alii Hadfield & Kay, 1972[10]: synonym of Eualetes tulipa (Rousseau in Chenu, 1843) (subjective synonym)
  • Vermetus adansonii Daudin, 1800 : synonym of Petaloconchus adansoni (Daudin, 1800)
  • Vermetus annulatus Costa, 1861: synonym of Filogranula annulata (O. G. Costa, 1861)
  • Vermetus calyculatus Costa, 1861: synonym of Filogranula calyculata (O. G. Costa, 1861)
  • Vermetus cariniferus Gray, 1843: synonym of Spirobranchus carinifer (Gray, 1843)
  • Vermetus centiquadrus Valenciennes, 1846: synonym of Eualetes centiquadrus (Valenciennes, 1846)
  • Vermetus cristatus Biondi, 1857:[11] synonym of Dendropoma petraeum
  • Vermetus cyclicus Watson, 1886: synonym of Ctiloceras cyclicum (Watson, 1886)
  • Vermetus gigas Bivona in Philippi, 1836:[12] synonym of Serpulorbis arenarius
  • Vermetus goreensis (Gmelin, 1791)[13]: synonym of Vermetidae incertae sedis goreensis (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Vermetus indentatus (Carpenter, 1857): synonym of Thylaeodus indentatus (Carpenter, 1857)
  • Vermetus knorrii Deshayes, 1843: synonym of Vermicularia knorrii (Deshayes, 1843)
  • Vermetus masier Deshayes, 1843[14]: synonym of Thylacodes masier (Deshayes, 1843) (original combination)
  • Vermetus mutabilis Costa, 1861: synonym of Filogranula calyculata (O. G. Costa, 1861)
  • Vermetus peronii Valenciennes, A., 1846: synonym of Eualetes centiquadrus (Valenciennes, 1846)
  • Vermetus quadrangulus Philippi, 1848: synonym of Vermicularia spirata (Philippi, 1836)
  • Vermetus quincunx Barnard, 1963: synonym of Stephopoma quincunx (Barnard, 1963)
  • Vermetus quinquecostatus Daudin, 1800: synonym of Spirobranchus lima (Grube, 1862)
  • Vermetus radilula Stimpson, 1851: synonym of Vermicularia radicula (Stimpson, 1851)
  • Vermetus roseus Quoy & Gaimard, 1834: synonym of Stephopoma roseum (Quoy & Gaimard)
  • Vermetus rugulosus Monterosato, 1878[15]: synonym of Thylaeodus rugulosus (Monterosato, 1878) (original combination)
  • Vermetus selectus (Monterosato, 1892)[16]: synonym of Thylacodes arenarius (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Vermetus semisurrectus Bivona Ant., 1832[17]: synonym of Thylaeodus semisurrectus (Bivona-Bernardi, 1832) (original combination)
  • Vermetus spiratus Philippi, 1836: synonym of Vermicularia spirata (Philippi, 1836)
  • Vermetus tridentatus Daudin, 1800: synonym of Placostegus tridentatus (Fabricius, 1779)
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