- For the plant genus, see its synonym Sedum.
Cepaea White-lipped snail Cepaea hortensis Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Gastropoda (unranked): clade Heterobranchia
informal group Sigmurethra
Superfamily: Helicoidea Family: Helicidae Genus: Cepaea
Cepaea is a genus of medium-sized air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropods in the family Helicidae, the typical snails. The shells of species within this genus are often brightly colored and patterned with stripes.
This genus of snails create and use love darts.
Species within the genus Cepaea include:
- Cepaea hortensis (O. F. Müller, 1774)
- Cepaea nemoralis (Linnaeus, 1758) - type species
- Cepaea sylvatica (Drapanaud, 1801)
- Cepaea vindobonensis (Férussac, 1821)
- ^ Held F. 1838. Notizen über die Weichthiere Bayerns. (Fortsetzung.). - Isis 1837 (12): 902-921. Leipzig.
- Yamazaki N., Ueshima R., Terrett J. A., Yokobori S., Kaifu M., Segawa R., Kobayashi T., Numachi K., Ueda T., Nishikawa K., Watanabe K. & Thomas R. H. 1997. Evolution of pulmonate gastropod mitochondrial genomes: comparisons of complete gene organizations of Euhadra, Cepaea and Albinaria and implications of unusual tRNA secondary structures. Genetics 145: 749–758.
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