Patella caerulea

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Patella caerulea
Patella-caerulea.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Patellogastropoda
Superfamily: Patelloidea
Family: Patellidae
Genus: Patella
Species: P. caerulea
Binomial name
Patella caerulea
Linnaeus, 1758
Synonyms
  • Patella alba da Costa, 1771
  • Patella alba Anton, 1838
  • Patella calicula Li Chang, 1930
  • Patella cancellata Risso, 1826
  • Patella favaniana Risso, 1826
  • Patella fragilis Philippi, 1836
  • Patella grisea Risso, 1826
  • Patella grisea de Blainville, 1825
  • Patella hellespontiana Monterosato, 1888
  • Patella margaritacea Gmelin, 1791
  • Patella nacrina de Gregorio, 1884
  • Patella richelmia Risso, 1826
  • Patella riparia Nardo, 1847
  • Patella scutellina Locard, 1892
  • Patella silicina Röding, 1798
  • Patella squama de Blainville, 1825
  • Patella subplana Potiez & Michaud, 1838
  • Patella vulgata var. plumbea Röding, 1798

Patella caerulea, is a species of limpet in the family Patellidae. It is known by the common names Mediterranean limpet and rayed Mediterranean limpet.[1] It is native to the Mediterranean Sea.[1]

Description[edit]

The size of the shell varies between 20 mm and 72 mm.

The thin shell is depressed,spreading, usually more or less distinctly 6 or 7 angled. The riblets rather fine and notably unequal. [2]

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the Mediterranean Sea; in the Atlantic Ocean off the Canary Islands, Madeira and the Azores.

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References[edit]

  • Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp
  • da Costa E.M., 1771: Conchology, or natural history of shells; London 26 pp., 12 pls.
  • Gmelin J. F., 1791: Carli Linnaei systema Naturae per regna tria naturae. Editio decimatertia, aucta, reformata, Vermes Testacea Leipzig [Lipsiae] 1 (6): 3021-3910
  • Röding P. F., 1798: Museum Boltenianum sive Catalogus Cimeliorum e tribus regnis naturae quae olim collegerat Joa. Fried. Bolten M. D. p. d. pars secunda continens Conchylia sive Testacea univalvia, bivalvia et multivalvia pp. VIII + 199
  • Lamarck ([J.-B. M.] de), 1815-1822: Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres; Paris [vol. 5: Paris, Deterville/Verdière] [vol. 6 published by the Author] 7 vol. [I molluschi sono compresi nei vol. 5-7. Vol. 5 (Les Conchiferes): 612 pp. [25 luglio 1818]. Vol. 6 (1) (Suite): 343 pp. [1819]. Vol. 6 (2) (Suite): 232 pp. [1822]. Vol. 7: (Suite): 711 pp. [1822]]
  • Risso A., 1826-1827: Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l'Europe Méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes Maritimes; Paris, Levrault Vol. 1: XII + 448 + 1 carta [1826]. Vol. 2: VII + 482 + 8 pl. (fiori) [novembre 1827]. Vol. 3: XVI + 480 + 14 pl. (pesci) [settembre 1827]. Vol. 4: IV + 439 + 12 pl. (molluschi) [novembre 1826]. Vol. 5: VIII + 400 + 10 pl. (altri invertebrati) [Novembre 1827]
  • Philippi R. A., 1836: Enumeratio molluscorum Siciliae cum viventium tum in tellure tertiaria fossilium, quae in itinere suo observavit. Vol. 1; Schropp, Berlin [Berolini] xiv + 267 p., pl. 1-12
  • Potiez V. L. V. & Michaud A. L. G., 1838-1844: Galerie des Mollusques ou catalogue méthodique, descriptif et raisonné des Mollusques et Coquilles du Muséum de Douai; Paris Vol. 1: pp. 560 + XXXV [1838]. Vol. 2: pp. XXXVI-XLIV + 305 [1844]. Atlante: pp. 79 + 70 pl.
  • Anton H. E., 1839: Verzeichniss der Conchylien welche sich in der Sammlung von Hermann Eduard Anton befinden; Halle XVI + 110 p
  • Nardo D., 1847: Sinonimia moderna delle specie registrate nell’opera intitolata: Descrizione de’Crostacei, de’Testacei e de’Pesci che abitano le Lagune e Golfo Veneto, rappresentati in figure, a chiaroscuro ed a colori dall’ Abate Stefano Chiereghini Ven. Clodiense applicata per commissione governativa; Venezia pp. i-xi, 1-127
  • Monterosato T. A. (di), 1888-1889: Molluschi del Porto di Palermo. Specie e varietà; Bullettino della Società Malacologica Italiana, Pisa 13 (1888[1889?]): 161-180 14 (1889): 75-81
  • Locard A., 1892: Les coquilles marines des côtes de France; Paris, J.B. Baillière & fils pp. 384.


  1. ^ a b Patella caerulea Linnaeus, 1758. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species.
  2. ^ G.W. Tryon (1891), Manual of conchology, structural and systematic: with illustrations of the species