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Bellastraea squamifera
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Turbinidae
Genus: Bellastraea
Iredale, 1924
Type species
Bellastraea kesteveni Iredale, 1924

Micrastraea Cotton, 1939

Bellastraea is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Turbinidae, the turban snails.[1]

The Australian Faunal Directory considers this genus as a synonym of Astralium Link, 1807 [2]


Species within the genus Bellastraea include:

Species brought into synonymy
  • Astraea kesteveni T. Iredale, 1924: synonym of Bellastraea squamifera (Koch, 1844)
  • Bellastraea kesteveni (Iredale, 1924):[5] synonym of Bellastraea squamifera (Koch, 1844)
  • Bellastraea urvillei Philippi, R.A., 1852: synonym of Astralium tentoriiforme (Jonas, J.H., 1845)


  • Iredale, 1924, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 49(3): 182, 232
  • 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.
  • Alf A. & Kreipl K. (2011) The family Turbinidae. Subfamilies Turbininae Rafinesque, 1815 and Prisogasterinae Hickman & McLean, 1990. In: G.T. Poppe & K. Groh (eds), A Conchological Iconography. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. pp. 1–82, pls 104-245

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