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Definition of Janthina

Janthina
Janthina Jan"thi*na, n. (Zo["o]l.) See Ianthina.
janthina
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 Janthina from wikipedia

- Janthina janthina is a species of holoplanktonic sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Epitoniidae. Its common names include violet sea-snail...
- five extant species of the genus Janthina Janthina exigua Janthina globosa Janthina janthina Janthina pallida Janthina umbilicata This genus has ac****ulated...
- The black wood pigeon or ****anese wood pigeon (Columba janthina) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is found in East Asia along s****lines...
- Janthina exigua, also known as the dwarf janthina, is a species of small holoplanktonic sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Epitoniidae...
- velella), the blue button (Porpita porpita), and the violet snail, Janthina janthina. Occasionally, individuals attack and eat other individuals in captivity...
- Cibdela janthina is a sawfly of the family Argidae. This species originates from Sumatra in South-East Asia but had also been introduced to La RĂ©union...
- Janthina pallida, also known as the pale janthina, is a species of holoplanktonic sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Epitoniidae, the...
- "Hexaplex"] and Purpura we could do worse than suggest Janthina as a not improbable identification". Janthina is a genus of sea snails, separate from Hexaplex...
- Janthina umbilicata, also known as the elongate janthina, is a species of holoplanktonic sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Epitoniidae...
- Janthina globosa is a species of holoplanktonic sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Epitoniidae, the violet snails or purple storm snails...