Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Polyplacophora > Subclass Neoloricata > Order Chitonida > Suborder Acanthochitonina > Superfamily Mopalioidea > Family Mopaliidae > Subfamily Mopaliinae > Genus Tonicella

Tonicella marmorea (O. Fabricius, 1780)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

TonicellaCarpenter, 1873accepted genus name

Species group names

Chiton marmoreus Fabricius, 1780 basionym
Chiton flemingius Leach, 1852 synonym
Chiton fulminatus Couthouy, 1838 synonym
Chiton laevigatus Fleming, 1813 synonym
Chiton latus Lowe, 1825 synonym
Chiton marmoreus Fabricius, 1780 synonym
Chiton marmoreus var. caerulea Winkley, 1894 synonym
Chiton pictus Bean in Thorpe, 1844 synonym
Chiton submarmoreus Middendorff, 1847 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): marmorleddsnegl sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: marmoreret skallus sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: mottled red chiton sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 French: chiton rouge marbré sources: Bousfield, E.L. 1964. Coquillages des cotes canadiennes de l'Atlantique. > Musée national du Canada, Ottawa. 89 p.
 German: marmorierte Käferschnecke sources: Unterwasser-Welt Ostsee
 Norwegian: marmorleddsnegl sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: marmorleddsnegl sources: Fauna Groenlandica: 420.
 Norwegian Nynorsk: praktleddsnigel sources: Fauna Groenlandica: 420.
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): praktleddsnigel


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

Meinkoth, N.A. 1981. Field guide to North American seashore creatures. The Audubon Society. Alfred A. Knopf. New York. 799 p.

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Howson, C.M.; Picton, B.E. (Ed.) (1997). The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8. vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (89 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Barcode of Life (52 barcodes)


Gofas, S. (2014). Tonicella marmorea (O. Fabricius, 1780). 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:140151




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