Acmaeidae


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Acmaeidae

[ak′mē·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of gastropod mollusks in the order Archaeogastropoda; includes many limpets.
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Orden Docoglossa Troschel, 1866 Familia Acmaeidae Carpenter, 1857 Collisella atrata (Carpenter, 1857) Orden Neotaenioglossa Haller, 1882 Familia Cerithiidae de Ferrusac, 1819 Cerithium maculosum Kiener, 1841 Familia Strombidae Rafinesque, 1815 Strombus galeatus Swainson, 1823 Familia Muricidae Rafinesque, 1815 Neorapana tuberculata (Sowerby, 1835) Hexaplex princeps (Bropderip, 1822) Hexaplex brasssica (Lamarck, 1822) Familia Conidae Rafinesque, 1815 Conus princeps Linnaeus, 1758 Conus nux Broderip, 1833
Shells (complete and fragments) with a maximum length of [greater than or equal to] 15 mm (and [greater than or equal to] 20 mm for Acmaeidae and Patellidae) were considered of subsistence value and likely to have been purposefully collected by people.
intertidal + subtidal rocky/coral reefs Acmaeidae and Patellidae intertidal rocky Bivalves Chama sp.
This was considered by Kiel to provide "further evidence for their position as sister group of the Acmaeidae.
A typical rocky shore setting might show the sequence Littorinidae, Acmaeidae, Mytilidae, Ostreidae, Turbo, chitons, and Trochidae as the most conspicuous forms of mollusks from the splash zone (Engeman and Hegner 1981).
Best known among the groups that have mineralized teeth are the limpets (Gastropoda: Acmaeidae, Patellidae) and chitons (Polyplacophora).