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genus

Galeodea Link, 1807

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Littorinimorpha »  family Cassidae - Helmet Shells

Description

Galeodea is a highly speciose, almost cosmopolitan genus (taking the many fossil species into account) recognisable by its sculpture of many narrow, rather widely spaced, prominent spiral cords, strengthened or grouped into wider cords at the nodule rows in many species, and raised into 1-5 or more rows of narrowly rounded, small to quite large nodules on the last whorl of most species; by its moderately long, narrow, slightly twisted, unnotched anterior siphonal canal, rather than the very strongly twisted, deeply notched, fasciolate, dorsally directed anterior canal of the superficially similar phaliine genus Echinophoria by its weakly thickened and slightly flared to prominently varicate outer lip, with ridges or nodules on the inner edge in many species; and by its narrowly oval operculum (with the upper left margin weakly to moderately deeply embayed to accommodate the parietel bulge in most species) with its nucleus at or near the anterior third to half of the height near the right (abaxial) opercular margin.
Beu, A.G. 2008, Recent deep-water Cassidae of the world
Author: Jan Delsing

Included taxa

Number of records: 10

species Galeodea alcocki E. A. Smith, 1906

Galeodea alcocki - 00000000001100

species Galeodea bituminata (D. Martin, 1933)

Galeodea bituminata - 000000000011000

species Galeodea echinophora (Linnaeus, 1758)

Galeodea echinophora - 000000000111

species Galeodea hoaraui J. Drivas & M. Jay, 1989

Galeodea hoaraui - 000000000111000

species Galeodea keyteri (Kilburn, 1975)

Galeodea keyteri - 000000000111000

species Galeodea leucodoma W. H. Dall, 1907

Galeodea leucodoma - 000000000111

species Galeodea maccamleyi W. F. Ponder, 1983

Galeodea maccamleyi - 000000000111

species Galeodea plauta A.G. Beu, 2008

Galeodea plauta - 000000000111000

species Galeodea rugosa (Linnaeus, 1771)

Galeodea rugosa - 0000000001110

species Galeodea triganceae Dell, 1953

Galeodea triganceae - 000000000111


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