Siphonariidae

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Siphonariidae
Siphonaria zelandica.JPG
Dorsal view of a shell of Siphonaria zelandica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
Superfamily: Siphonarioidea
Family: Siphonariidae
Synonyms[1]
  • Liriolidae
  • Siphonacmeidae
Ventral view of a shell of Siphonaria zelandica showing the siphonal groove on the right

Siphonariidae, also known as false limpets, are a taxonomic family of small to medium-sized air-breathing sea snails, marine and brackish water pulmonate gastropod molluscs.

Shell description[edit]

Empty siphonariid limpet shells can be distinguished from true limpet shells by examining the interior. In the siphonariids there is a well-marked lateral groove on the right side of the shell, and a corresponding interruption of the ring of muscle attachment scars. These markers show the positioning of the pneumostome or pulmonary orifice.

Genera[edit]

Genera in the family Siphonariidae include:

Genera brought into synonymy
  • Allerya Mörch, 1877: synonym of Williamia Monterosato, 1884
  • Brondelia Bourguignat, 1862: synonym of Williamia Monterosato, 1884
  • Ductosiphonaria Hubendick, 1945: synonym of Siphonaria Sowerby I, 1823
  • Kerguelenia Mabille & Rochebrune, 1889: synonym of Kerguelenella Powell, 1946
  • Liriola Dall, 1870: synonym of Siphonaria Sowerby I, 1823
  • Mouretus Blainville, 1824: synonym of Siphonaria Sowerby I, 1823
  • Parascutum Cossmann, 1890: synonym of Williamia Monterosato, 1884
  • Planesiphon Zilch, 1959: synonym of Siphonaria G. B. Sowerby I, 1823
  • Roya Iredale, 1912: synonym of Williamia Monterosato, 1884
  • Scutulum Monterosato, 1877: synonym of Williamia Monterosato, 1884
  • Siphonacmaea [sic] : synonym of Siphonacmea Habe, 1958

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Bouchet, P. (2011). Siphonariidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=23118 on 2011-02-08
  2. ^ a b "Siphonariidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  3. ^ Bouchet, Philippe; Rocroi, Jean-Pierre; Frýda, Jiri; Hausdorf, Bernard; Ponder, Winston; Valdés, Ángel & Warén, Anders (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1–2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997.

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