Taxon profile


Giant Tun
Tonna galea (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Littorinimorpha »  family Tonnidae - Tun Shells »  genus Tonna

Scientific synonyms

Buccinum galea Linnaeus, 1758
Buccinum olearium Linnaeus, 1758
Cadium galea Link, 1807
Cadium galea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cadus galea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dolium (Dolium) galea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dolium (Dolium) galea antillarum (Mörch, 1877)
Dolium (Dolium) galea var. epidermata (de Gregorio, 1884)
Dolium (Dolium) galea var. spirintrorsum (de Gregorio, 1884)
Dolium antillarum Mörch, 1877


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 1

subspecies Tonna galea brasiliana (O.A.L. Mörch, 1877)

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Tonna galea Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Tonna galea (LINNÉ, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013
IT Repetto G., Orlando F. & Arduino G. (2005): Conchiglie del Mediterraneo, Amici del Museo "Federico Eusebio", Alba, Italy [as Tonna galea (Linné, 1758)]
EN Petović S., Gvozdenović S., Ikica Z. (2017): An Annotated Checklist of the Marine Molluscs of the South Adriatic Sea (Montenegro) and a Comparison with Those of Neighbouring Areas, Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 17: 921-934 [as Tonna galea (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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