Cepaea


Cepaea
For the plant genus, see its synonym Sedum.
Cepaea
White-lipped snail Cepaea hortensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
Superfamily: Helicoidea
Family: Helicidae
Genus: Cepaea
Held, 1838[1]

Cepaea is a genus of medium-sized air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropods in the family Helicidae, the typical snails. The shells of species within this genus are often brightly colored and patterned with stripes.

This genus of snails create and use love darts.

Species

Species within the genus Cepaea include:

A comparison between Cepaea hortensis (left) and Cepaea vindobonensis (right)
  • Cepaea hortensis (O. F. Müller, 1774)
  • Cepaea nemoralis (Linnaeus, 1758) - type species
  • Cepaea sylvatica (Drapanaud, 1801)
  • Cepaea vindobonensis (Férussac, 1821)

References

  1. ^ Held F. 1838. Notizen über die Weichthiere Bayerns. (Fortsetzung.). - Isis 1837 (12): 902-921. Leipzig.

Further reading

  • Yamazaki N., Ueshima R., Terrett J. A., Yokobori S., Kaifu M., Segawa R., Kobayashi T., Numachi K., Ueda T., Nishikawa K., Watanabe K. & Thomas R. H. 1997. Evolution of pulmonate gastropod mitochondrial genomes: comparisons of complete gene organizations of Euhadra, Cepaea and Albinaria and implications of unusual tRNA secondary structures. Genetics 145: 749–758.

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