Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Pteriomorphia > Order Ostreoida > Superfamily Ostreoidea > Family Gryphaeidae > Subfamily Pycnodonteinae > Genus Neopycnodonte

Neopycnodonte cochlear (Poli, 1795)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

NeopycnodonteStenzel, 1971accepted genus name

Species group names

Ostrea cochlear Poli, 1795 synonym
Ostrea cochlearis Locard, 1886 synonym
Ostrea hiranoi Baker & Spicer, 1930 synonym
Pycnodonta floribunda Monterosato, 1915 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: lepeloester sources: Soortenlijst Nederland - Marien
 Greek: Κουτάλι


original description

Poli J. X. (1795). Testacea Utriusque Siciliae eorumque historia et anatome. vol. 2, pp. 75-264, i-lxxvi, pl. 19-39. Parma, Regio Typographeio.

basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Turgeon, D. D., W. G. Lyons, P. Mikkelsen, G. Rosenberg, and F. Moretzsohn. 2009. Bivalvia (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 711–744 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, Colleg

additional source

Zamouri-Langar, N.; Chouba, L.; Ajjabi Chebil, L.; Mrabet, R.; El Abed, A. (2011). Les coquillages bivalves des côtes tunisiennes. Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer: Salammbô. ISBN 978-9938-9512-0-2. 128 pp.

additional source

Huber M. (2010) Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM.

additional source

Raines B. & Huber M. (2012) Biodiversity quadrupled - Revision of Easter Island and Sala y Gomez bivalves. Zootaxa 3217: 1-106. [29 Feb. 2012]





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (6 publications)
GenBank (7 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Neopycnodonte cochlear (Poli, 1795). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140048




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