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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Silica biomineralization in the radula of a limpet Notoacmea schrenckii (Gastropoda: Acmaeidae).
0.34 (0.34) Lucapinella limatula Reeve, 1850 0.61 (0.51) Acmaeidae Collisella sp.
A revision of the Australian species of Notoacmaea, Collisella and Patelloida (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Acmaeidae).
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.
nov.: a sibling species of limpet (Acmaeidae) discovered by electrophoresis.
This was considered by Kiel to provide "further evidence for their position as sister group of the Acmaeidae." My original observation (McLean 1990) was that the individual teeth of the radula of the Neolepetopsidae were unmineralized, considering that the teeth are not darkly opaque, as observed in the shallow-water patellogastropods.
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).
Shell size variation of Notoacmea biradiata (Archeogastropoda: Acmaeidae) as a response to gastropod density and height in shore in the Colombian Pacific coast.
Best known among the groups that have mineralized teeth are the limpets (Gastropoda: Acmaeidae, Patellidae) and chitons (Polyplacophora).