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

Patella ferruginea Gmelin, 1791

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 costosoplicata Mörch, 1853 synonym
Patella cypria Gmelin, 1791 synonym
Patella ferruginea var. ficarazzensis de Gregorio, 1884 synonym
Patella ferruginea var. imperatoria de Gregorio, 1884 synonym
Patella ferruginea var. percostata de Gregorio, 1884 synonym
Patella ferruginea var. sitta de Gregorio, 1884 synonym
Patella lamarckii Payraudeau, 1826 synonym
Patella lampedusensis de Gregorio, 1884 synonym
Patella luteola Lamarck, 1819 synonym
Patella medusa Röding, 1798 synonym
Patella pyramidata Lamarck, 1819 synonym
Patella rouxii Payraudeau, 1826 synonym
Patella stella Risso, 1826 synonym
Patella turtonia Risso, 1826 synonym
Patella vespertina Risso, 1826 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bulgarian: sredizemnomorskа kitаyskа shаpchitsа; Средиземноморска китайска шапчица sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Σιδηροπεταλίδα sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: patella ferrosa sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: rudoji patela sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: lapa ferruginosa


original description

Gmelin, J.F. (1791) Vermes. In Gmelin J.F. (Ed.) Caroli a Linnaei Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Editio Decima Tertia, Aucta Reformata. Tome 1, Pars 6 (Vermes). G.E. Beer, Lipsiae [Leipzig], pp. 3021-3910.

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

Guallart J., Calvo M., Acevedo I., & Templado J. (2013). Two-way sex change in the endangered limpet Patella ferruginea (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Invertebrate Reproduction & Development, 57(3), 247-253.

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

additional source

Guerra-Garcı́a J.M., Corzo J., Espinosa F. & Garcı́a-Gómez J.C. (2004). Assessing habitat use of the endangered marine mollusc Patella ferruginea (Gastropoda, Patellidae) in northern Africa: preliminary results and implications for conservation. Biological Conservation, 116(3): 319-326.





External Links

GenBank (83 nucleotides; 61 proteins)
Barcode of Life (51 barcodes)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (71 publications)


Gofas, S. (2014). Patella ferruginea. 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:140679




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