Cabestana

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Cabestana
Cabestana spengleri.jpg
A live but retracted individual of Cabestana spengleri in situ
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Tonnoidea
Family: Ranellidae
Genus: Cabestana
Röding, 1798
Type species
Murex cutacea Linnaeus, 1767
Species

See text

Synonyms[1]
  • Aquillus Montfort, 1810
  • Cabestana (Cymatilesta) Iredale, 1936
  • Cymatilesta Iredale, 1936
  • Cymatium (Cabestana) Röding, 1798
  • Dolarium Schlüter, 1838
  • Neptunella Gray, 1854

Cabestana is a genus of medium to large sea snails known as predatory whelks, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Ranellidae, the (tritons).[1]

This genus is found in warm temperate and tropical waters.

Species[edit]

Species within the genus include:

Species brought into synonymy
  • Cabestana costata Röding, 1798: synonym of Cabestana cutacea (Linnaeus, 1767)
  • Cabestana debelior Finlay, 1930 : synonym of Cabestana tabulata (Menke, 1843)
  • Cabestana dolaria (Linnaeus, 1767): synonym of Cabestana cutacea (Linnaeus, 1767)
  • Cabestana doliata Röding, 1798: synonym of Cabestana cutacea (Linnaeus, 1767)
  • Cabestana otagoensis Powell, 1954 : synonym of Cabestana tabulata (Menke, 1843)
  • Cabestana waterhousei (A. Adams & Angas, 1864) : synonym of Cabestana tabulata (Menke, 1843)
  • Cabestana (Turritriton) labiosa (Wood, 1828): synonym of Turritriton labiosus (Wood, 1828)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b WoRMS (2010). Cabestana Röding, 1798. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138424 on 2010-11-08
  • Powell A W B, New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  • Glen Pownall, New Zealand Shells and Shellfish, Seven Seas Publishing Pty Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-85467-054-8
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Patrimoines Naturels. 50: 180-213