Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Patellogastropoda > Superfamily Patelloidea > Family Patellidae > Genus Patella

Patella caerulea Linnaeus, 1758

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PatellaLinnaeus, 1758accepted genus name
Ansates G. B. Sowerby II, 1839 synonym
Helcion (Ansates) Sowerby, 1839 synonym
Patina Gray, 1847 synonym

Species group names

Patella alba da Costa, 1771 synonym
Patella alba Anton, 1838 synonym
Patella calicula Li Chang, 1930 synonym
Patella cancellata Risso, 1826 synonym
Patella favaniana Risso, 1826 synonym
Patella fragilis Philippi, 1836 synonym
Patella grisea Risso, 1826 synonym
Patella grisea de Blainville, 1825 synonym
Patella hellespontiana Monterosato, 1888 synonym
Patella margaritacea Gmelin, 1791 synonym
Patella nacrina de Gregorio, 1884 synonym
Patella richelmia Risso, 1826 synonym
Patella riparia Nardo, 1847 synonym
Patella scutellina Locard, 1892 synonym
Patella silicina Röding, 1798 synonym
Patella squama de Blainville, 1825 synonym
Patella subplana Potiez & Michaud, 1838 synonym
Patella vulgata var. plumbea Röding, 1798 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: kupa blu sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 English: Mediterranean limpet; rayed Mediterranean limpet sources: Hayward, P.J.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1996). Collins pocket guide: sea shore of Britain and Europe. Collins pocket guides. Harper-Collins Publishers: London, UK. ISBN 0-00-219955-6. 352 pp.
 Greek: Πεταλίδα


original description

Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp.

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

Nakano T. & Ozawa T. (2007). Worldwide phylogeography of limpets of the order Patellogastropoda: molecular, morphological and paleontological evidence. Journal of Molluscan Studies 73(1): 79–99.

additional source

Koufopanou et al (1999). A molecular phylogeny of the patellid limpets (Gastropoda: Patellidae) and its implications for the origins of their antitropical distribution Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 11(1):138-156





External Links

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Biodiversity Heritage Library (73 publications)
GenBank (81 nucleotides; 47 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Patella caerulea. 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:140677




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