WoRMS taxon details

Tectura virginea (O. F. Müller, 1776)

153552  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:153552)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
(of Patella virginea O. F. Müller, 1776) Müller, O.F. (1776). <em>Zoologiæ Danicæ Prodromus, seu Animalium Daniæ et Norvegiæ indigenarum characteres, nomina, et synonyma imprimis popularium.</em> Havniæ [Copenhagen]: Hallageri. xxxii + 274 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47550 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Distribution Eastern Atlantic, from Svalbard and Norway to Morocco, and the Mediterranean; also Canary Is., Madeira and the Azores,...  
Distribution 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]
MolluscaBase (2019). MolluscaBase. Tectura virginea (O. F. Müller, 1776). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=153552 on 2019-10-15
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2005-04-15 07:47:28Z
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original description  (of Patella parva da Costa, 1778) Da Costa, Mendes E. (1778). Historia naturalis testaceorum Britanniæ, or, the British conchology; containing the descriptions and other particulars of natural history of the shells of Great Britain and Ireland: illustrated with figures. In English and French. - Historia naturalis testaceorum Britanniæ, ou, la conchologie Britannique; contenant les descriptions & autres particularités d'histoire naturelle des coquilles de la Grande Bretagne & de l'Irlande: avec figures en taille douce. En anglois & françois., i-xii, 1-254, i-vii, [1], Pl. I-XVII. London. (Millan, White, Emsley & Robson)., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/13116783 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Lottia unicolor Forbes, 1844) Forbes E. (1844). Report on the Mollusca and Radiata of the Aegean sea, and on their distribution, considered as bearing on geology. <em>Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for 1843.</em> 130-193., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12920789 [details]   

original description  (of Patella virginea O. F. Müller, 1776) Müller, O.F. (1776). <em>Zoologiæ Danicæ Prodromus, seu Animalium Daniæ et Norvegiæ indigenarum characteres, nomina, et synonyma imprimis popularium.</em> Havniæ [Copenhagen]: Hallageri. xxxii + 274 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47550 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Tectura virginea var. lactea Jeffreys, 1865) Jeffreys J.G. (1862-1869). <i>British conchology</i>. Vol. 1: pp. cxiv + 341 [1862]. Vol. 2: pp. 479 [1864]. Vol. 3: pp. 394 [1865]. Vol. 4: pp. 487 [1867]. Vol. 5: pp. 259 [1869]. London, van Voorst. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/55187
page(s): 269 [details]   

original description  (of Tectura virginea var. conica Jeffreys, 1865) Jeffreys J.G. (1862-1869). <i>British conchology</i>. Vol. 1: pp. cxiv + 341 [1862]. Vol. 2: pp. 479 [1864]. Vol. 3: pp. 394 [1865]. Vol. 4: pp. 487 [1867]. Vol. 5: pp. 259 [1869]. London, van Voorst. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/55187
page(s): 269 [details]   

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. <em>Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8.</em> vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Nakano T. & Ozawa T. (2007). Worldwide phylogeography of limpets of the order Patellogastropoda: molecular, morphological and paleontological evidence. <i>Journal of Molluscan Studies</i> 73(1): 79–99. [details]   

additional source Landau B.M., Van Dingenen F. & Ceulemans L. (2017). The upper Miocene gastropods of northwestern France, 1. Patellogastropoda and Vetigastropoda. <em>Cainozoic Research.</em> 17(2): 75-166. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology Type of larval development: short planktonic, non-planktotrophic [details]

Diagnosis 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]

Distribution 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]

From other sources
Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
 

LanguageName 
Danish stribet albueskæl  [details]
Dutch schoteltje [from synonym]roze schotelhorengewone schotelhoren  [details]
English white tortoiseshell limpet  [details]
German Weiße SchildkrötenschneckeWeiße SchildkrötenNapfschneckeKlippkleberJungfräuliche Napfschnecke  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål jomfrusnegl  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk jomfrusnigel  [details]
Swedish jungfruskålsnäcka  [details]