Diodora cayenensis Lamarck 1822 (snail)

Gastropoda - Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae

Alternative combinations: Fissurella cayenensis, Fissuridea cayenensis

Synonyms: Diodora alternata Say 1822, Fissurella alternata Say 1822, Fissuridea alternata Say 1822

Belongs to Diodora according to G. Rosenberg 2005

See also Hendy et al. 2008, Holmes 1859, Perrilliat 1972 and Weisbord 1962

Sister taxa: Diodora (Diodora), Diodora aspera, Diodora auroraensis, Diodora chipolana, Diodora corbicula, Diodora derbyi, Diodora diadala, Diodora fragilis, Diodora galeata, Diodora gibberula, Diodora graeca, Diodora granifera, Diodora griscomi, Diodora henekeni, Diodora immortalis, Diodora inaequalis, Diodora jaumei, Diodora jukesii, Diodora lincolnensis, Diodora lineata, Diodora listeri, Diodora meta, Diodora minuta, Diodora mus, Diodora occidua, Diodora octogona, Diodora pamlicoensis, Diodora parviforata, Diodora patagonica, Diodora penderensis, Diodora pumpellyi, Diodora quadriradiata, Diodora redimicula, Diodora ruppelli, Diodora singaporensis, Diodora subcostaria, Diodora tenebrosa, Diodora ticaonica, Diodora viridula, Diodora vredenburgi, Diodora (Elegidion) marshallensis, Elegidion audax, Fissuridea marylandica, Fissuridea alticosta, Fissuridea nassula, Fissuridea unica

Subtaxa: Diodora cayenensis henekeni

View classification

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer-carnivore


• Quaternary of the Bahamas (3 collections), Bermuda (3), Jamaica (2), United States (16: Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Venezuela (9)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

Total: 37 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details

Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.

Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.