Septa (gastropod)

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Septa bibbeyi 001.jpg
shell of Septa bibbeyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Tonnoidea
Family: Ranellidae
Subfamily: Cymatiinae
Genus: Septa
Perry, 1810[1]
Type species
Septa scarlatina Perry, 1810
  • Simpulum Mørch, 1853
  • Cymatium (Septa) Perry, 1810
  • Triton (Simpulum) Mörch, 1852

Septa is a genus of small to large predatory sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Ranellidae, the tritons. It was previously considered as a subgenus of Cymatium.[2]


According to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) the following species with valid names are included within the genus Septa:[3]



  1. ^ Perry (1810). Arcana, sign. B, 1811, Conchology, pl. 14.
  2. ^ a b WoRMS (2010). Septa Perry, 1810. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2010-11-08
  3. ^ WoRMS : Septa
  4. ^ Monoplex gemmatus (Reeve, 1844).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 2 March 2011.
  • Beu A. (2010). Catalogue of Tonnoidea.