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  Depth range (m): 0 - 37

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Depth range (m): 0 - 37
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Bela brachystoma

Bela brachystoma is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.[2]

The subspecies Bela brachystoma africana Ardovini, 2004 has become a synonym of Bela africana Ardovini, 2004


The shell size varies between 4 mm and 7 mm


This species is distributed in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean along Norway, in the North Sea along the British Isles, in the Atlantic Ocean along Ireland, Spain, Portugal and West Africa, and in the Mediterranean Sea and the Adriatic Sea


  • Locard A. (1897-1898). Expéditions scientifiques du Travailleur et du Talisman pendant les années 1880, 1881, 1882 et 1883. Mollusques testacés.. Paris, Masson vol. 1 [1897], p. 1-516 pl. 1-22 vol. 2 [1898], p. 517-1044 pl. 23-40: page(s): p. 227-228, pl. 11 fig. 27-32
  • Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp
  • de Kluijver, M.J.; Ingalsuo, S.S.; de Bruyne, R.H. (2000). Macrobenthos of the North Sea [CD-ROM]: 1. Keys to Mollusca and Brachiopoda. World Biodiversity Database CD-ROM Series. Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI): Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 3-540-14706-3
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213
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