Sassia lewisi

Sassia lewisi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Tonnoidea
Family: Ranellidae
Subfamily: Cymatiinae
Genus: Sassia
Species: S. lewisi
Binomial name
Sassia lewisi
Harasewych & Petuch, 1980[1]

Sassia lewisi is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Ranellidae, the triton snails, triton shells or tritons.[2]


The maximum recorded shell length is 27.9 mm.[3]


Minimum recorded depth is 80 m.[3] Maximum recorded depth is 140 m.[3]


  1. Harasewych M. G. & Petuch E. J. (1980). "Sassia lewisi, a new cymatiid gastropod from the Caribbean Sea". The Nautilus 94(3): 121-122.
  2. Sassia lewisi Harasewych & Petuch, 1980. Gofas, S. (2009). Sassia lewisi Harasewych & Petuch, 1980. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at on 27 June 2010.
  3. 1 2 3 Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.

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