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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....
- caerulea (Salmon, 1946) Lycaena boldenarum ianthina (Salmon, 1946) ****e et al. cl****ified Lycaena ianthina as being Nationally Critical under the New...
- Homoeocera ianthina is a moth of the subfamily Arctiinae. It is found in Bolivia. Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.;...
- Rosenberg's Malacolog 4.1.1 info on this genus in the Western Atlantic Laursen, D. 1953. The genus Ianthina: A monograph. Dana Report 38: 1-40, pl. 1...
- 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...
- atlanticus, a s****-less gastropod mollusk in the family Glaucidae Pteraeolidia ianthina, marine gastropod mollusc in the family Facelinidae Belgrade Blue Dragons...
- Pteraeolidia ianthina has adapted cerata to house symbiotic zooxant****ae obtained from its diet, which continue to photosynthesize and provide energy...
- 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...
- Pacific Ocean. It shares the common name "Blue Dragon" with Pteraeolidia ianthina. At maturity Glaucus atlanticus can be up to 3 centimetres (1.2 in) in...
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