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Cellana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Nacellidae
Higher classification  Nacellidae
Rank  Genus
Superfamily  Lottioidea
Scientific name  Cellana
Phylum  Mollusca
Cellana Cellana tramoserica
Lower classifications  Cellana nigrolineata, Cellana tramoserica, Cellana sandwicensis, Cellana exarata, Cellana radians

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Cellana is a genus of sea snails or limpets, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Nacellidae, the true limpets.

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Cellana tramoserica 2014


Distribution

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This genus occurs in the temperate and tropical Indo-Pacific oceans, Hawaii (where they are known as ‘opihi and considered a delicacy) and around Australia and New Zealand. Species are also found around the coasts of Japan, the Red Sea, Mauritius, Madagascar, South Africa and the sub-Antartarctic Islands. One species, Cellana radiata, is cosmopolitan.

Cellana Cellana exarata

These sea snails feed by grazing on green macroalgae growing on rocky substrate in the intertidal zone. Some of these limpets can live up to 7 years, however most do not get older than 2–3 years. They reproduce by broadcasting their spawn in large, yolky eggs in great numbers (between 20,000 for C. flava and C. denticulata to 230,000 for C. ornata).

Species

Species within the genus Cellana include:

Cellana Cellana radiata radiata
  • Cellana analogia T. Iredale, 1940
  • Cellana ardosiaea (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)
  • Cellana carpenteriana Skwarko, 1966
  • Cellana conciliata T. Iredale, 1940 - Rainbow limpet
  • Cellana cophina Powell, 1973
  • Cellana craticulata Suter, 1905
  • Cellana cudmorei Chapman & Gabriel, 1923
  • Cellana cylindrica (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Cellana deformis (K. Martin, 1883)
  • Cellana denticulata Martyn, 1784
  • Cellana dira (Reeve, 1855)
  • Cellana eucosmia Pilsbry, 1891 (possibly synonym of C. grata)
  • Cellana exarata - Hawaiian blackfoot opihi
  • Cellana flava Hutton, 1873
  • Cellana granostriata (Reeve, 1855)
  • Cellana grata Gould, 1859
  • Cellana grata stearnsi H. A. Pilsbry, 1891
  • Cellana hentyi Chapman & Gabriel, 1923
  • Cellana howensis T. Iredale, 1940 Indo-Pacific
  • Cellana karachiensis Winckworth, 1930 Red Sea
  • Cellana livescens (Reeve, 1855)
  • Cellana mazatlandica Sowerby, 1839
  • Cellana melanostoma Pilsbry, 1891
  • Cellana nigrolineata Reeve, 1854
  • Cellana oliveri Powell, 1955
  • Cellana ornata Dillwyn, 1817
  • Cellana pricei A. W. B. Powell, 1973
  • Cellana radians (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Cellana radiata I. von Born, 1778
  • Cellana radiata capensis (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Cellana radiata cylindrica Gmelin, 1791
  • Cellana radiata enneagona (L. A. Reeve, 1854)
  • Cellana radiata orientalis (H. A. Pilsbry, 1891)
  • Cellana radiata radiata (Born, 1778)
  • Cellana rota (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Cellana sandwicensis (Pease, 1861)
  • Cellana solida Blainville, 1825
  • Cellana stellifera Gmelin, 1791
  • Cellana strigilis Powell, 1955
  • Cellana strigilis strigilis Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841
  • Cellana strigilis bollonsi Powell, 1955
  • Cellana strigilis chathamensis (Pilsbry, 1891)
  • Cellana strigilis flemingi Powell, 1955
  • Cellana strigilis oliveri Powell, 1955
  • Cellana strigilis redimiculum (Reeve, 1854)
  • Cellana taberna Powell, 1973
  • Cellana taitensis . F. Röding, 1798
  • Cellana talcosa Gould, 1846
  • Cellana testudinaria Linnaeus, 1758
  • Cellana thomsoni Powell & Bartrum, 1929
  • Cellana toreuma Reeve, 1855
  • Cellana tramoserica Holten, 1802
  • Cellana turbator T. Iredale, 1940
  • Cellana vitiensis A. W. B. Powell, 1973
  • The sources given below, also mention the following species :

    Cellana Cellana radiata enneagona
  • Cellana ampla
  • Cellana ardosioea Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841
  • Cellana argentata Sowerby, 1839
  • Cellana enneagona L. A. Reeve, 1854
  • Cellana nigrisquamata L. A. Reeve, 1854
  • Cellana profunda mauritiana H. A. Pilsbry, 1891
  • Species brought into synonymy
    Cellana Cellana exarata
  • Cellana capensis (Gmelin, 1791): synonym of Cellana radiata (Born, 1778)
  • Cellana cernica (H. Adams, 1869): synonym of Cellana livescens (Reeve, 1855)
  • Cellana eudora Iredale, 1940: synonym of Cellana radiata orientalis (Pilsbry, 1891)
  • Cellana garconi (Deshayes, 1863): synonym of Cellana livescens (Reeve, 1855)
  • Cellana hedleyi W. R. B. Oliver, 1915: synonym of Cellana craticulata (Suter, 1905)
  • Cellana laticostata (Blainville, 1825): synonym of Scutellastra laticostata (Blainville, 1825)
  • Cellana sagittata A. A. Gould, 1846 : synonym of Cellana vitiensis Powell, 1973
  • Cellana scopulina W. R. B. Oliver, 1926: synonym of Cellana craticulata (Suter, 1905)
  • Cellana vulcanicus W. R. B. Oliver, 1915: synonym of Cellana craticulata (Suter, 1905)
  • References

    Cellana Wikipedia


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