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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Gastropoda
Subclassis: Patellogastropoda
Superfamilia: Lottioidea

Familia: Lepetidae
Genera (7): Bathylepeta – Iothia – Lepeta – Limalepeta – Maoricrater – Propilidium – Sagamilepeta
Name

Lepetidae Gray, 1850
Synonyms

Propilidiidae

References
Links

Lepetidae in the World Register of Marine Species

Lepetidae is a family of sea snails or small, deep-water true limpets, marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Patellogastropoda the true limpets.

Taxonomy

This family consists of the two following subfamilies (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005):

Lepetinae Gray, 1850
Propilidiinae Thiele, 1891

A cladogram showing phylogenic relations of Patellogastropoda based on molecular phylogeny research by Nakano & Ozawa (2007):[1]

Patellogastropoda

Lottiidae (including Acmaea and Niveotectura)

Pectinodontidae

Lepetidae

Nacellidae

Patellidae

Eoacmaeidae



Genera

Genera in the family Lepetidae include:

Lepetinae

Bathylepeta Moskalay, 1977
Cryptobranchia Middendorff, 1851
Iothia Forbes, 1849
Lepeta J. E. Gray, 1842
Limalepeta Moskalev, 1978
Maoricrater Dell, 1956

Propilidiinae

Propilidium Forbes and Hanley, 1849
Sagamilepeta Okutani, 1987

References

Nakano T. & Ozawa T. (2007). "Worldwide phylogeography of limpets of the order Patellogastropoda: Molecular, morphological and palaeontological evidence". Journal of Molluscan Studies 73(1) 79-99. doi:10.1093/mollus/eym001.

External links

"Reproduction and development of the limpet Limalepeta lima (Dall, 1918) (Gastropoda: Lepetidae) from Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan". doi:10.1134/S1063074006040110

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