Lepetidae

Lepetidae

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Patellogastropoda
Superfamily: Lottioidea
Family: Lepetidae
Gray, 1850
Genera

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Lepetidae is a family of sea snails or small, deep-water true limpets, marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Patellogastropoda the true limpets.

Taxonomy

This family consists of the two following subfamilies (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005):

  • Lepetinae Gray, 1850
  • Propilidiinae Thiele, 1891

A cladogram showing phylogenic relations of Patellogastropoda based on molecular phylogeny research by Nakano & Ozawa (2007):[1]

Patellogastropoda



Lottiidae (including Acmaea and Niveotectura)





Pectinodontidae



Lepetidae




Nacellidae





Patellidae




Eoacmaeidae



Genera

Genera in the family Lepetidae include:

Lepetinae

Propilidiinae

  • Propilidium Forbes and Hanley, 1849
  • Sagamilepeta Okutani, 1987

References

External links

  • "Reproduction and development of the limpet Limalepeta lima (Dall, 1918) (Gastropoda: Lepetidae) from Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan". 10.1134/S1063074006040110