Onoba aculeus, common name the pointed cingula, is a species of minute sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk or micromollusk in the family Rissoidae.[1]


The maximum recorded shell length is 4.2 mm.[2]


Minimum recorded depth is 0 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 115 m.[2]


This species occurs in European waters and in the North and Northeast Atlantic Ocean.

Distribution: Greenland; Greenland: West Greenland, East Greenland; Canada; Canada: Newfoundland, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick; USA: Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut; Eastern Atlantic: Iceland


  1. ^ a b Onoba aculeus (Gould, 1841). Gofas, S. (2009). Onoba aculeus (Gould, 1841). In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2009) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141308 on 9 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b c 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.
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213

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