Patella caerulea

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Patella caerulea
Patella caerulea 01.JPG
Five views of a shell of Patella caerulea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Patellogastropoda
Superfamily: Patelloidea
Family: Patellidae
Genus: Patella
Species: P. caerulea
Binomial name
Patella caerulea
Linnaeus, 1758

Patella caerulea, common name the rayed Mediterranean limpet[1] is a species of sea snail, a true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Patellidae, one of the families of true limpets.[2]

Description[edit]

Five views of a shell of Patella caerulea forma subplana

En la descripción morfológica de esta especie, nos debemos de central en su morfología externa, e interna. Se trata de una concha cónica, aplanada y de unos 4.5 mm de longitud. Externamente podemos observas la disposición de las costillas de una manera radial al apéndice de la concha. Internamente, observamos unas bandas oscuras, y una impronta musculatura central de nácar azul o blanquecino.

Distribution[edit]

P. caerulea is endemic to the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.[3] 'P. coerulea' has recently been identified off the Cornish coast in the British Channel. Due to the rise of coastal temperatures, distribution is becoming more widespread.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.manandmollusc.net/molluscan_food_files/molluscan_food_6.html
  2. ^ Patella caerulea Linnaeus, 1758.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 8 April 2010.
  3. ^ Oliver, A.P.H. (2004). Guide to Seashells of the World. Buffalo: Firefly Books. 27.
  4. ^ Campbell . A (2004) 'Seashores and Shallow Sea's of Britain and Europe' Hamlyn Guide. 144-145. extensive Research by Galloway, S.J. (2013)

External links[edit]

  • (Italian) Patella coerulea
  • Damen P. & Dictus W. J. A. G. (2002) "Newly-discovered muscle in the larva of Patella coerulea (Mollusca, Gastropoda) suggests the presence of a larval extensor". Contributions to Zoology 71(1/3). HTM

Se trata de una concha cónica y aplanada, de unos 4.5 mm de longitud. Externamente podemos observar las costillas en una disposición radial al apéndice de la concha. Mientras que en el interior, observamos unas bandas oscuras y una impronta musculatura central de nácar azul o blanquecino.