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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Fissurellidae
Phylum  Mollusca
Rank  Genus
Superfamily  Fissurelloidea
Scientific name  Diodora
Higher classification  Fissurellidae
Diodora Diodora aspera Wikipedia

Lower classifications  Cayenne keyhole limpet, Diodora dysoni

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Diodora is a genus of small to medium-sized keyhole limpet in the family Fissurellidae.


Diodora being poked and prodded ignored by pycnopodia

Life habits

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Like all other fissurellids, Diodora species are herbivores, and use the radula to scrape algae from rocks. An exception is D. apertura, which grazes on sponges such as Hymeniacidon.

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Water for respiration and excretion is drawn in under the edge of the shell and exits through the "keyhole" at or near the apex.


Species in this genus include:


Diodora Diodora cayenensis

  • Diodora fimbriata Reeve, 1850 : synonym of Diodora jukesii (Reeve, 1850)
  • Diodora natalensis (Krauss, 1848): synonym of Fissurella natalensis Krauss, 1848
  • Diodora nigropunctata Thiele, 1930: synonym of Diodora jukesii (Reeve, 1850)
  • Diodora noachina (Linnaeus, 1771): synonym of Puncturella noachina (Linnaeus, 1771)
  • Diodora octogona [sic]: synonym of Diodora octagona (Reeve, 1850)
  • Diodora ovalis Thiele, 1930: synonym of Diodora singaporensis (Reeve, 1850)
  • Diodora philippiana (Finlay, 1930): synonym of Lucapina philippiana (Finlay, 1930)
  • Diodora plicifera Thiele, 1930: synonym of Diodora jukesii (Reeve, 1850)
  • Diodora reevei Schepman, 1908: synonym of Diodora octagona (Reeve, 1850)
  • Diodora ruppellii (G.B. Sowerby I, 1835): synonym of Diodora rueppellii (G.B. Sowerby I, 1835)
  • Diodora rugosa Thiele, 1930: synonym of Diodora lineata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1835)
  • Further species include

    Diodora Fissurellidae pictures

  • Diodora alternata Say, 1822
  • Diodora beebei (Hertlein and Strong, 1951)
  • Diodora bombayana Sowerby, 1862
  • Diodora carditella Dall
  • Diodora crenifera (Sowerby, 1835)
  • Diodora densiclathrata McLean, 1966
  • Diodora elaborata Sowerby
  • Diodora fusilla S. S. Berry, 1959 (or Diodora pusilla Berry, 1959 ?)
  • Diodora habanensis Christiaens, 1975
  • Diodora murina Arnold, 1903
  • Diodora mus (Reeve, 1850)
  • Diodora nucula (Dall)
  • Diodora semilunata (Habe, 1953)
  • Diodora suprapunicea (Otuka, 1937)
  • Diodora tenebrosa Conrad
  • Diodora vola Reeve
  • References

    Diodora Wikipedia