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ERMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTectura virginea (O. F. Müller, 1776) 
AphiaID: 153552

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastropoda > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPatellogastropoda > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLottioidea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLottiidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTectura > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTectura virginea
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTectura Gray, 1847
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPatella virginea O. F. Müller, 1776
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcmaea (Tectura) unicolor (Forbes, 1844)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcmaea unicolor (Forbes, 1844)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcmaea virginea (Müller O. F., 1776) (currently placed in genus Tectura)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLottia unicolor Forbes, 1844
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPatella parva da Costa, 1778
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPatella pulchella Forbes, 1835 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPatella virginea O. F. Müller, 1776 (original combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTectura virginea var. conica Jeffreys, 1865 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTectura virginea var. lactea Jeffreys, 1865 (synonym)
Sources  basis of record Howson, C. M.; Picton, B. E. (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. (look up in RoR[details]

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Vernacular
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Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorschoteltje [from synonym]  [details]
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taxa (2)

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Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTectura virginea var. conica Jeffreys, 1865 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTectura virginea (O. F. Müller, 1776) (synonym)
Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTectura virginea var. lactea Jeffreys, 1865 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTectura virginea (O. F. Müller, 1776) (synonym)
Environment marine
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Spain
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGalicia [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish coast of Alboran Sea [details]
Strait of Gibraltar
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish part of the Strait of Gibraltar [details]
From other sources
Ireland
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Sweden
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (114 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (9 nucleotides; 1 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Global Biotic Interactions (GloBI) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Type of larval development: short planktonic, non-planktotrophic [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Shell 10-12 mm long, with apex situated at 1/4 from anterior end but not overhanging and not curled up. Outer surface smooth except for growth lines. Colour pink with blurry darker ray and indistinct whitish blotches.

Shells of this species may easily be confused with the pulmonate Williamia gussonii (Costa, 1829), which differs in having a more curved profile, with the apex commonly curled up towards the anterior edge and displaying a small spiral protoconch which is never conserved in adult Tectura. The colour is also different, more brownish in Williamia with more distinct rays and no whitish blotches. The animals are markedly different, Tectura with slender cephalic tentacles and Williamia with broad, fringe-like lappets instead. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Eastern Atlantic, from Svalbard and Norway to Morocco, and the Mediterranean; also Canary Is., Madeira and the Azores, (from shore to ca. 50 m). Gorringe, Ampère and Seine seamounts (moderately common in 70-325 m), Josephine seamount (rare in 200-222 m, probably subfossil) [details]
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Tectura virginea (Müller, 1776)
Tectura virginea (Müll...
Tectura virginea
Tectura virginea
Tectura virginea (O.F. Müller, 1776)Shell from  Calahonda, Málaga, Spain (actual size 7.8 mm).
Tectura virginea (O.F....

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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:153552
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-04-15 07:47:28Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2010-02-11 14:51:37Z  changed  Tran, Bastien
2010-03-17 11:53:26Z  checked  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2010). Tectura virginea (O. F. Müller, 1776). In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2017). European Register of Marine Species at http://www.marbef.org/data/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=153552 on 2017-10-22
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