Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:913
Specimens with Barcodes:834
Species With Barcodes:44
Patellidae is the only family in the superfamily Patelloidea. This family has no subfamilies.
(The superfamily Patelloidea should not be confused with the similar-sounding genus of true limpets Patelloida which is in the family Lottiidae within the superfamily Lottioidea, also part of the Patellogastropoda.)
- Ansates G.B. Sowerby II [ex Klein], 1839 - synonym: Patina Gray, 1840
- Cymbula H. & A. Adams, 1854
- Helcion Montfort, 1810
- Patella Linnaeus, 1758
- Scutellastra H. Adams & A. Adams, 1854
Some limpet species in this family are used as a food source in various countries.
A study of Patella caerulea found that this limpet reduced the cover of algae and barnacles on steel panels suspended in sea water in a commercial port, suggesting that the limpet could be used to inhibit fouling of ship hulls.
- Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia 47 (1–2).
- Nakano T. & Ozawa T. (2007). "Worldwide phylogeography of limpets of the order Patellogastropoda: Molecular, morphological and palaeontological evidence". Journal of Molluscan Studies 73(1) 79-99. doi:10.1093/mollus/eym001.
- "Patellidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
- Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
- Safriel U. N. & Erez N. 1987. Effect of limpets on the fouling of ships in the Mediterranean. Marine Biology, 95(4): 531-537. doi:10.1007/BF00393096
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