|Patella borbonica Saint-Vincent, 1803
Navicella Lamarck, 1816
Septaria is a genus of freshwater and brackish water snails, gastropod mollusks in the family Neritidae. These superficially limpet-like snails are native to the Indo-Pacific region. Most species are found in rivers and streams, mainly fast-flowing, but two (S. livida and S. tesselata; sometimes in their own subgenus Navicella) live in brackish coastal waters and the lower tidal section of rivers and streams. Their eggs are attached to hard surfaces such as stones. After hatching, many veligers avoid being swept away by the current by swimming close to the bottom, but it is speculated that some flow downstream into the sea only to return to freshwater later. The shell length of these snails is up to 3.3 cm (1.3 in), but there are some size variations depending on exact species.
Species within the genus Septaria include:
- Septaria apiata (Le Guillou in Récluz, 1841)
- Septaria borbonica (Saint-Vincent, 1803) - type species
- Septaria bougainvillei (Récluz, 1841)
- Septaria cumingiana (Récluz, 1842)
- Septaria janelli (Récluz, 1841)
- Septaria lineata (Lamarck, 1816)
- Septaria livida (Reeve, 1856)
- Septaria luzonica (Souleyet in Récluz, 1842)
- Septaria macrocephala (Le Guillou in Récluz, 1841)
- Septaria porcellana (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Septaria sanguisuga (Reeve, 1856)
- Septaria suffreni (Récluz, 1841)
- Septaria taitana Mousson, 1869
- Septaria tessellata (Lamarck, 1816)
- Septaria suborbicularis (G. B. Sowerby I, 1825): synonym of Septaria porcellana (Linnaeus, 1758)
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- Septaria borbonica (Saint-Vincent, 1803). Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 4 May 2010.
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