Molecular/Barcoding Data

This page is an in-development cooperative work with SCOR WG157 (MetaZooGene,   The "MZG" plots and information tables below summarize known observations of this taxa (Melanella) and locations associated with GenBank barcodes for this taxa or taxa group (red stars).   Additional information on this taxa is available at

Map Views:   [   World   |   Arctic   |   NATL   |   Mediterranean   |   SATL   |   NPAC   |   SPAC   |   Indian Ocean   |   Southern   ]

In the map above, light blue circles indicate where this taxa has been observed in COPEPOD or OBIS.
Red stars indicate locations where genus-level or species-level barcoding samples exist in GenBank or BOLD.

The table below shows the values plotted in the bargraph above.   Ocean columns indicate taxa has been observed in that ocean.

Sibling-taxa of this
# of Species
Observed in
# of Species
barcoded in
# of these
with GeoLocation
Melanella alba100
Melanella antarctica100
Melanella convexa100
Melanella densicostata100
Melanella exulata100
Melanella frielei100
Melanella lubrica100
Melanella lucida100
Melanella martynjordani100
Melanella monterosatoi100
Melanella myriotrochi100
Melanella obtusoapicata100
Melanella planisutis100
Melanella polita100
Melanella pseudoglabra100
Melanella similior100
Melanella solitaria100
Melanella spiridioni100
Melanella stalioi100
Melanella trunca100
Melanella turbonilloides100

Last Updated:   2020-Nov-11