Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Caenogastropoda > Order Littorinimorpha > Superfamily Tonnoidea > Family Tonnidae > Genus Tonna

Tonna galea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

TonnaBrünnich, 1771accepted genus name
Dolium Lamarck, 1801 synonym

Species group names

Buccinum galea Linnaeus, 1758 basionym
Buccinum galea Linnaeus, 1758 synonym
Dolium antillarum Mörch, 1877 synonym
Dolium galea (Linnaeus, 1758) synonym
Dolium galea var. epidermata de Gregorio, 1884 synonym
Dolium galea var. spirintrorsa de Gregorio, 1884 synonym
Dolium galea var. tardina de Gregorio, 1884 synonym
Dolium galeatum Locard, 1886 synonym
Dolium tenue Menke, 1830 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: kërmilli gaviç 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: giant tun; tun shell sources: MacDonald & Co (1979). The MacDonald Encyclopedia of Shells. MacDonald & Co. London & Sydney.;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.
 French: dólium geant; tonne cannelée
 Greek: Κοχύλα; Μπουχόνα sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: elmo sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: caracol tonel


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

Vos, C. (1999) A new Tonna Brünnich, 1772 (Gastropoda: Tonnidae) from Gulf of Aden. Gloria Maris, Vol. 38, (1-6), p. 43-47, pl. 8-9

additional source

Beu, A. G. (2005) Neogene fossil tonnoidean gastropods of Indonesia. Scripta Geologica 130, p. 1-186, pp. 166, figs. 327

additional source

MacDonald & Co (1979). The MacDonald Encyclopedia of Shells. MacDonald & Co. London & Sydney.

additional source

Gofas, S.; Afonso, J.P.; Brandào, M. (Ed.). (S.a.). Conchas e Moluscos de Angola = Coquillages et Mollusques d'Angola. [Shells and molluscs of Angola]. Universidade Agostinho / Elf Aquitaine Angola: Angola. 140 pp.

additional source

Rolán E., 2005. Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago. Part 1, Polyplacophora and Gastropoda.

additional source

Bernard, P.A. (Ed.) (1984). Coquillages du Gabon [Shells of Gabon]. Pierre A. Bernard: Libreville, Gabon. 140, 75 plates pp.

additional source

Vos, C. (2007) A conchological Iconography (No. 13) - The family Tonnidae. 123 pp., 30 numb. plus 41 (1 col.) un-numb. text-figs, 33 maps., 63 col. pls, Conchbooks, Germany

additional source

Green, J. (1830) The Dolia of the United States Transactions of the Albany Institute, New York, 1: pp. 131-133

additional source

Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. García. 2009. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.


Cernohorsky, W.O. (1972a) Marine Shells of the Pacific. Vol. II. Pacific Publications, Sydney, 411 pp.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (17 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
GenBank (7 nucleotides; 4 proteins)


Vos, C.; Gofas, S. (2014). Tonna galea (Linnaeus, 1758). 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:141687




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