Megastraea

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Megastraea
Lithopoma undosum.jpg
Shell of Megastraea undosa (W. Wood, 1828), with operculum measuring 71.4 mm height by 89.9 mm diameter, collected at Salt Creek Beach, Laguna Niguel, in California.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Turbinidae
Genus: Megastraea
McLean, 1970[1]
Type species
Trochus undosus W. Wood, 1828

Megastraea is a genus of medium-sized to large sea snails with a calcareous operculum, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Turbinidae, the turban snails.[2]

Species[edit]

Species within this genus were previously placed in the genus Astraea. They include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ McLean J.H. (1970) New eastern Pacific subgenera of Turbo Linnaeus, 1758 and Astraea Röding, 1798. The Veliger 13(1): 71-72.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P.; Rosenberg, G. (2011). Megastraea McLean, 1970. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=528082

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