Cocculina messingi

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Cocculina messingi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Cocculiniformia
Superfamily: Cocculinoidea
Family: Cocculinidae
Genus: Cocculina
Species: C. messingi
Binomial name
Cocculina messingi
McLean & Harasewych, 1995[1]

Cocculina messingi is a species of sea snail, deep-sea limpet, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cocculinidae.[2]


Colombia: Caribbean Sea[3]


The maximum recorded shell length is 10.9 mm.[4]


Minimum recorded depth is 282 m.[4] Maximum recorded depth is 412 m.[4]


  1. ^ McLean J. H. & Harasewych M. G. (1995). "Review of western Atlantic species of cocculinid and pseudococculinid limpets, with descriptions of new species (Gastropoda: Cocculiniformia)". Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Contributions to Science 453:1–33.
  2. ^ Cocculina messingi McLean & Harasewych, 1995.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 30 March 2010.
  3. ^ Ardila N. E. & Harasewych M. G. (June 2005). "Cocculinid and pseudococculinid limpets (Gastropoda: Cocculiniformia) from off the Caribbean coast of Colombia". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118(2): 344-366. doi:10.2988/0006-324X(2005)118[344:CAPLGC]2.0.CO;2.
  4. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.

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