Cymbula safiana

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Cymbula safiana
Cymbula safiana 01.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Patellogastropoda
Superfamily: Patelloidea
Family: Patellidae
Genus: Cymbula
Species: C. nigra
Binomial name
Cymbula nigra
(da Costa, 1771)
  • Cymbula nigra (da Costa, 1771)
  • Patella adansonii Dunker, 1853
  • Patella albida Mörch, 1853
  • Patella algira Deshayes, 1840
  • Patella conspicua Philippi, 1849
  • Patella guineensis Gmelin, 1791
  • Patella kraussii Dunker, 1853
  • Patella nigra da Costa, 1771
  • Patella plumbea Lamarck, 1819
  • Patella safiana Lamarck, 1819 (original combination)
  • Patella safiana var. elevata Pallary, 1900
  • Patella squamata Gmelin, 1791

Cymbula safiana, common name the saffian limpet, is a species of sea snail, a true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Patellidae, one of the families of true limpets.[1]


The size of the shell varies between 25 mm and 120 mm.


This marine species has a wide distribution ranging from the Mediterranean Sea to Angola


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2014). Cymbula safiana (Lamarck, 1819). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2014-10-31
  • Nakano T. & Ozawa T. (2007). Worldwide phylogeography of limpets of the order Patellogastropoda: molecular, morphological and paleontological evidence. Journal of Molluscan Studies 73(1): 79–99.

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