Diodora

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Diodora
Keyhole limpet 01.jpg
Shells of Diodora cayenensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Fissurelloidea
Family: Fissurellidae
Genus: Diodora
Gray, 1821
Type species
Diodora graeca apertura (f) Montagu, G., 1803
Species

See text

Synonyms[1]
  • Austroglyphis Cotton & Godfrey, 1934
  • Capiluna Gray, 1857
  • Diodora (Diodora) Gray, 1821
  • Elegidion Iredale, 1924
  • Fissuridea Swainson, 1840
  • Glyphis Carpenter, 1857 (invalid: junior homonym of Glyphis Agassiz, 1843)
  • Monodilepas Finlay, H.J. 1926

Diodora is a genus of small to medium-sized keyhole limpet in the family Fissurellidae.[1]

Life habits[edit]

Like all other fissurellids, Diodora species are herbivores, and use the radula to scrape algae from rocks. An exception is D. apertura, which grazes on sponges[2][3] such as Hymeniacidon.[4]

Water for respiration and excretion is drawn in under the edge of the shell and exits through the "keyhole" at or near the apex.

Species[edit]

Species in this genus include:[5]

Diodora elizabethae
Diodora saturnalis
Diodora patagonica

Synonyms:

  • Diodora fimbriata Reeve, 1850 : synonym of Diodora jukesii (Reeve, 1850)
  • Diodora natalensis (Krauss, 1848): synonym of Fissurella natalensis Krauss, 1848
  • Diodora nigropunctata Thiele, 1930: synonym of Diodora jukesii (Reeve, 1850)
  • Diodora noachina (Linnaeus, 1771): synonym of Puncturella noachina (Linnaeus, 1771)
  • Diodora octogona [sic]: synonym of Diodora octagona (Reeve, 1850)
  • Diodora ovalis Thiele, 1930: synonym of Diodora singaporensis (Reeve, 1850)
  • Diodora philippiana (Finlay, 1930): synonym of Lucapina philippiana (Finlay, 1930)
  • Diodora plicifera Thiele, 1930: synonym of Diodora jukesii (Reeve, 1850)
  • Diodora reevei Schepman, 1908: synonym of Diodora octagona (Reeve, 1850)
  • Diodora ruppellii (G.B. Sowerby I, 1835): synonym of Diodora rueppellii (G.B. Sowerby I, 1835)
  • Diodora rugosa Thiele, 1930: synonym of Diodora lineata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1835)
Diodora lineata

Further species include [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2012). Diodora J. E. Gray, 1821. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138011 on 21 May 2012
  2. ^ J. Mollus. Stud. (1958) 33 (1): 2-10 http://mollus.oxfordjournals.org/content/33/1/2.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ GRAHAM, A. (1955). "Molluscan diets". Journal of Molluscan Studies. 31 (3–4): 144. 
  4. ^ Fretter, V. (2009). "Observation on the life history and functional morphology of Cerithiopsis tubercularis (Montagu) and Triphora perversa (L.)". Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 29 (03): 567. doi:10.1017/S0025315400052784. 
  5. ^ Malacolog list of Western Atlantic Diodora species at: [1]. accessed 21 September 2009.
  6. ^ G. T. Poppe, S. P. Tagaro & J. C. Sarino (2011). "Two new species of Fissurellidae from Namibia". Visaya. 3 (4): 71–75. 
  7. ^ Discover Life : Diodora
  • Gray, J.E. 1821. A natural arrangement of Mollusca according to their internal structure. London Medical Repository 15: 229-239
  • Swainson, W. 1840. A Treatise on Malacology or the Natural Classification of Shells and Shell-fish. London : Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans 419 pp.
  • Gray, J.E. 1847. A list of the Genera of Recent Mollusca, their Synonyms and Types. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 15: 129-242
  • Gray, J.E. 1857. Guide to the Systematic Distribution of the Mollusca in the British Museum. London : British Museum Trustees 230 pp.
  • Carpenter, P.P. 1857. Catalogue of the collection of Mazatlan shells in the British Museum collected by Frederik Reigen. London : British Museum pp. i-xii, 1-552. [220]
  • Iredale, T. 1924. Results from Roy Bell's molluscan collections. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 49(3): 179-279, pls 33-36
  • Finlay, H.J. 1926. A further commentary on New Zealand molluscan systematics. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 57: 320-485 pls 18-23
  • Cotton, B.C. & Godfrey, F.K. 1934. South Australian Shells. Part 10. South Australian Naturalist 15(2): 41-56
  • Moore, R.C. (ed.) 1960. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Part I. Mollusca 1. Boulder, Colorado & Lawrence, Kansas : Geological Society of America & University of Kansas Press xxiii + 351 pp.
  • Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp.
  • Wilson, B. 1993. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, Western Australia : Odyssey Publishing Vol. 1 408 pp.
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213
  • Aktipis, S.W., Boehm, E. & Giribet, G. 2011. Another step towards understanding the slit-limpets (Fissurellidae, Fissurelloidea, Vetigastropoda, Gastropoda): a combined five-gene molecular phylogeny. Zoologica Scripta 40(3): 238-259

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