Astraea (gastropod)

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Astraea heliotropium.JPG
a shell of Astraea heliotropium
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea (superfamily)
Family: Turbinidae
Genus: Astraea
Röding, 1798[1]
Type species
Trochus imperialis Gmelin, 1791
  • Astrea Link, 1807 (misspelling)
  • Canthorbis Swainson, 1840
  • Imperator Montfort, 1810
Fossil Astraea rugosa with signs of crab predation; Pliocene of Cyprus.

Astraea is a genus of medium to large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Turbinidae, the turban snails.[2]


Species within this genus include:[3]

Species brought into synonymy


  1. ^ Röding P. F. (1798). Museum Boltenianum sive catalogus cimeliorum e tribus regnis naturæ quæ olim collegerat Joa. Fried Bolten, M. D. p. d. per XL. annos proto physicus Hamburgensis. Pars secunda continens conchylia sive testacea univalvia, bivalvia & multivalvia. pp. [1-3], [1-8], 1-199. Hamburg. page 79.
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Astraea Röding, 1798. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-03-15
  3. ^ "World Register of Marine Species". Astraea Röding, 1798. 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  • Gofas, S.; Afonso, J.P.; Brandào, M. (Ed.). (S.a.). Conchas e Moluscos de Angola = Coquillages et Mollusques d'Angola. [Shells and molluscs of Angola]. Universidade Agostinho / Elf Aquitaine Angola: Angola. 140 pp.
  • Williams, S.T. (2007). Origins and diversification of Indo-West Pacific marine fauna: evolutionary history and biogeography of turban shells (Gastropoda, Turbinidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2007, 92, 573–592

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