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Definition of Ianthina

Ianthina
Ianthina I*an"thi*na, n.; pl. L. Ianthin[ae], E. Ianthinas. [NL., fr. L. ianthinus violet-blue, Gr. ?; ? violet + ? flower.] (Zo["o]l.) Any gastropod of the genus Ianthina, of which various species are found living in mid ocean; -- called also purple shell, and violet snail. [Written also janthina.] Note: It floats at the surface by means of a raft, which it constructs by forming and uniting together air bubbles of hardened mucus. The Tyrian purple of the ancients was obtained in part from mollusks of this genus.

Meaning of Ianthina from wikipedia

- Pteraeolidia ianthina is a sea slug, an aeolid nudibranch in the family Facelinidae. It is known as a blue dragon, a name it shares with Glaucus atlanticus...
- Antaeotricha ianthina is a moth in the family Depressariidae. It was described by Thomas de Grey, 6th Baron Walsingham in 1913. It is found in Panama....
- Homoeocera ianthina is a moth of the subfamily Arctiinae. It is found in Bolivia. Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.;...
- org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138092 on 2010-05-16 Laursen, D. 1953. The genus Ianthina: A monograph. Dana Report 38: 1-40, pl. 1 Wikimedia Commons has media related...
- Justicia ianthina is a species of plant in the family Acanthaceae. It is native to Ecuador and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist...
- Pacific Oceans. It shares the common name "blue dragon" with Pteraeolidia ianthina and G. marginatus. At maturity, G. atlanticus is usually around 3 cm (1...
- Sabatinca ianthina is a species of moth belonging to the family Micropterigidae. It was described by Alfred Philpott in 1921. It is endemic to New Zealand...
- the end of the war, Alexia was reconverted to an oil tanker, and renamed Ianthina in 1951. She served in this capacity until broken up for s**** at Blyth...
- Cecidochares ianthina is a species of tephritid or fruit flies in the genus Cecidochares of the family Tephritidae. Argentina. Aczél, M.L. (1953). "La...
- caerulea (Salmon, 1946) Lycaena boldenarum ianthina (Salmon, 1946) ****e et al. classified Lycaena ianthina as being Nationally Critical under the New...