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species

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
Cadium galea Link, 1807
Tonna (Tonna) galea galea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tonna (Tonna) galea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dolium (Dolium) galea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dolium galea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cadium galea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cadus galea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tonna galea abboti Macsotay & Campos Villaroel, 2001
Dolium antillarum Mörch, 1877

Images

Tonna galea - Giant Tun

Author: Jiří Novák

Tonna galea - Giant Tun

Author: Petr Vobořil

Tonna galea - Giant Tun

Author: Petr Vobořil

Tonna galea - Giant Tun

Author: Jan Delsing

Tonna galea - Giant Tun

Author: Jan Delsing

Tonna galea - Giant Tun

Author: Jan Delsing

Tonna galea - Giant Tun

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Taxon in country check-lists*

Europe: Albania, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, North America: Puerto Rico

* List of countries might not be complete

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Description

Shell nearly globular, with sharp-pointed spire rising but little above rounded outline; whorls rounded, sculptured with distant revolving grooves; suture deep; outer lip a little thickened, crenate on its edge, showing the ridges aud grooves within; basal notch moderate; there is an umbilicus behind columellar reflection. Color whitish or fulvous, spire darker; columellar area with brown stains.
Length, 200; diameter, 160 mm.
Dall, W.H. & Simpson, C.T., 1901. The Mollusca of Porto Rico.
Author: Jan Delsing

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 [http://www.bagniliggia.it/WMSD/WMSDhome....] [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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