Patella caerulea

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Patella caerulea
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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]

This species has been studied in the fields of zoology[2] and environmental science.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Patella caerulea Linnaeus, 1758. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species.
  2. ^ Damen, P. and Dictus, W. J. A. G. (2002). Newly-discovered muscle in the larva of Patella coerulea (Mollusca, Gastropoda) suggests the presence of a larval extensor. Contributions to Zoology 71(1/3) 37-45.
  3. ^ Bordbar, L., et al. (2015). Influence of a ferronickel smelting plant activity on the coastal zone through investigation of metal bioaccumulation on two gastropod species (Patella caerulea and Phorcus turbinatus). Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology, 2015.