Doxander vittatus

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Doxander vittatus
Doxander vittatus entropi 01.JPG
Five views of a shell of Doxander vittatus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Littorinimorpha
Family: Strombidae
Genus: Doxander
D. vittatus
Binomial name
Doxander vittatus
Synonyms [1]

Doxander vittatus, common name the vitate conch, is a species of medium-sized sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Strombidae, the true conchs. [1]


There are five subspecies :

  • Doxander vittatus vittatus ( Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Doxander vittatus apicatus (Man in 't Veld & Visser, 1993)
  • Doxander vittatus entropi (Man in 't Veld & Visser, 1993)
  • Doxander vittatus japonicus ( Reeve, 1851)
  • Doxander vittatus campbelli (Campbelli, Griffith & Pidgeon, 1834)
  • Doxander vittatus turritus ( Lamarck, 1822)


This species occurs in the Indo-Pacific off Fiji and also in the South China Sea.


The adult shell size varies between 35 mm and 100 mm.


Strombus maculatus

Strombus mutabilis

Strombus microurceus

Strombus labiatus

Strombus fragilis

Strombus urceus

Strombus dentatus

Strombus canarium

Strombus vittatus

Strombus epidromis

Strombus fusiformis

Strombus haemastoma

Strombus wilsoni

Part of the phylogeny and relationships of Strombus species, according to Latiolais et al. (2006) [2]

In 2006, Latiolais and colleagues proposed a cladogram (a tree of descent) that attempts to show the phylogenetic relationships of 34 species within the family Strombidae. The authors analysed 31 species in the genus Strombus including Doxander vittatus (referred to as Strombus vittatus in their analysis), and three species in the allied genus Lambis. The cladogram was based on DNA sequences of both nuclear histone H3 and mitochondrial cytochrome-c oxidase I (COI) protein-coding gene regions. In this proposed phylogeny, Strombus vittatus, Strombus canarium (= Laevistrombus canarium) and Strombus epidromis (= Labiostrombus epidromis) are closely related and appear to share a common ancestor. [2]


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2011). Doxander vittatus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2011-03-29
  2. ^ a b Latiolais, J. M.; Taylor, M. S; Roy, K.; Hellberg, M. E. (2006). "A molecular phylogenetic analysis of strombid gastropod morphological diversity" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Elsevier. 41 (2): 436–444. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2006.05.027. PMID  16839783.

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