Carinaria

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Carinaria
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Carinaria anatomy
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Pterotracheoidea
Family: Carinariidae
Genus: Carinaria
Lamarck, 1801 [1]
Species
See text

Carinaria is a genus of medium-sized floating sea snails, pelagic gastropod molluscs in the family Carinariidae.

Anatomy[edit]

The cylindrical and elongate body consists of three parts : a short proboscis, a well-developed trunk and tail region of variable size. The size of this tail goes from very small in Carinaria galea to very large in Carinaria cristata. The well-developed swimming fin is located in both sexes at the back of the trunk and has at its back margin a small fin sucker. The right tentacle is small or vestigial. The cuticle is thick and gelatinous.[2]

Species[edit]

The World Register of Marine Species includes the following species within the genus Carinaria:[1]

Species brought into synonymy:
  • Carinaria atlantica Adams & Reeve, 1850: synonym of Carinaria lamarckii Blainville, 1817
  • Carinaria australis Quoy & Gaimard, 1833: synonym of Carinaria lamarckii Blainville, 1817
  • Carinaria challengeri Bonnevie, 1920: synonym of Carinaria pseudorugosa Vayssière, 1904
  • Carinaria grimaldii Vayssière, 1904: synonym of Carinaria lamarckii Blainville, 1817
  • Carinaria lamarcki Péron & Lesueur, 1810: synonym of Carinaria lamarckii Blainville, 1817
  • Carinaria mediterranea Blainville, 1825: synonym of Carinaria lamarckii Blainville, 1817
  • Carinaria punctata d'Orbigny, 1836: synonym of Carinaria lamarckii Blainville, 1817

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, Philippe (2015). "Carinaria Lamarck, 1801". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  2. ^ Lalli, Carol M.; Gilmer, Ronald W. (1989). Pelagic Snails: The Biology of Holoplanktonic Gastropod Mollusks. Stanford University Press. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-8047-1490-7. 

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