Orinella pulchella

Orinella pulchella
Drawing of a shell of Orinella pulchella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
Superfamily: Pyramidelloidea
Family: Pyramidellidae
Genus: Orinella
Species: O. pulchella
Binomial name
Orinella pulchella
(A. Adams, 1854) [1]
  • Tiberia pulchella (A. Adams, 1854)

Orinella pulchella is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.[2]


The shell has a polished appearance. It is yellowish white, with a sutural chocolate band, appearing on the periphery of the body whorl. The columella has two plications. [3]


This marine species occurs in the Red Sea and off Japan, Korea and the Philippines.


  1. A. Adams, Sowb. Thes. Conch , iii, p. 808, t. 171, f. 20, 1855,
  2. 1 2 Rosenberg, G. (2011). Orinella pulchella (A. Adams, 1854). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=588474 on 2012-01-12
  3. G.W. Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VIII p. 301 (described as Pyramidella pulchella)
External identifiers for Orinella pulchella
WoRMS 588474
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