Cecina (gastropod)

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Cecina manchurica.png
A live individual of Cecina manchurica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Rissooidea
Family: Pomatiopsidae
Subfamily: Pomatiopsinae[1]
Genus: Cecina
A. Adams, 1861[2]
8 species

Cecina is a genus of sea snails which have a gill and an operculum, gastropod mollusks or micromollusks in the family Pomatiopsidae.[1]

They live in shallow waters in littoral and supralittoral habitats.[3]


The habitat of Cecina manchurica includes decaying seaweed[4] stranded on the beach.

The distribution of the genus Cecina includes the Sea of Japan in Primorsky Krai, Russia,[3] Japan[4] and Washington State, USA.[5]


In 1861, Arthur Adams described the genus Cecina as a monotypic genus with Cecina manchurica as the only species.[2][4] The current classification of Cecina follows Davis (1979)[4] and other authors.[6]

In 1996, Larisa A. Prozorova reviewed the genus, described 6 new species of Cecina and re-established Cecina tatarica as a separate species.[3][7]

The are eight[3] species within the genus Cecina:


  1. ^ a b Bouchet P.; Rocroi J.-P.; Frýda J.; Hausdorf B.; Ponder W.; Valdés Á. & Warén A. (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 
  2. ^ a b Adams A. (1861). "On some new Genera and Species of Mollusca from the North of China and Japan". Annals and Magazine of Natural History (3)8: 299-309. 308.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Prozorova L. A. (2003). "Morphological Features of Supralittoral Mollusks of the Genus Cecina (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae) from Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan ". Russian Journal of Marine Biology 29(1): 49-52. doi:10.1023/A:1022827920781.
  4. ^ a b c d e Davis G. M. (1979). "The origin and evolution of the gastropod family Pomatiopsidae, with emphasis on the Mekong river Triculinae". Academy of natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Monograph 20: 1-120.
  5. ^ Morrison J. P. E. (1963). "Cecina from the State of Washington". The Nautilus 76(4): 150-151.
  6. ^ Kameda Y. & Kato M. (2011). "Terrestrial invasion of pomatiopsid gastropods in the heavy-snow region of the Japanese Archipelago". BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 118. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-118.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i (Russian) Прозорова Л. А. [Prozorova L. A.] (1996). "Виды рода Cecina (Gastropoda, Pomatiopsidae) Дальнего Востока России. [Species composition of the genus Cecina (Gastropoda, Pomatiopsidae from the Russian far East]". Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 75(5): 653-663.
  8. ^ WoRMS (2011). Cecina alta Prozorova, 1996. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=576572 on 2011-07-14
  9. ^ WoRMS (2010). Cecina manchurica A. Adams, 1861. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=397034 on 2011-04-04

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