- For the mythological daughter of Minyas sometimes called Alcithoe, see Minyades.
is a genus
of large sea snails
, marine gastropod molluscs
in the family Volutidae
, the volutes.
The species in this genus mostly have large, solid, fusiform shells, characterized, with a few exceptions, by having 4 or 5 strong plaits on the columella.
Alcithoe species are found in most seas, from shallow water to considerable depths, and are active predators, feeding primarily on bivalves. Intertidal species are found burrowing or half buried in sand or mud.
- Alcithoe aillaudorum (Bouchet, Ph. & G.T. Poppe, 1988)
- Alcithoe arabica (Gmelin, 1791)
- Alcithoe benthicola (Dell, 1963)
- Alcithoe calva Powell, 1928
- Alcithoe chathamensis (Dell, 1956)
- Alcithoe davegibbsi (Hart,1999)
- Alcithoe fissurata (Dell, 1963)
- Alcithoe flemingi Dell, 1978 photo
- Alcithoe fusus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
- Alcithoe grahami (Powell, 1965)
- Alcithoe haurakiensis Dell, 1956
- Alcithoe hedleyi (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
- Alcithoe jaculoides Powell, 1924
- Alcithoe knoxi (Dell, 1956)
- Alcithoe larochei Marwick, 1926
- Alcithoe lutea (Watson, 1882)
- Alcithoe ostenfeldi (Iredale, 1937)
- Alcithoe pacifica
- Alcithoe pseudolutea
- Alcithoe smithi (Powell, 1950)
- Alcithoe wilsonae (Powell, 1933)