Tonna dunkeri

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Tonna dunkeri
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T. dunkeri
Binomial name
Tonna dunkeri
(Hanley, 1860) [1]
Synonyms [2]
  • Dolium (Dolium) dunkeri(Hanley, 1860)(Unnecessary interpolation)
  • Dolium dunkeriHanley, 1860
  • Tonna perdixSteyn & Steyn, 2002
  • Tonna variegataKilburn, 1971
  • Tonna variegata f. dunkeriHanley, 1860
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Tonna dunkeri is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells. [2]

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Tonnidae Family of gastropods

The Tonnidae are a family of medium-sized to very large sea snails, known as the tun shells. These are marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Littorinimorpha. The name "tun" refers to the snails' shell shape which resembles wine casks known as "tuns". While the shells are thin, they are also strong. There is no operculum. They are found in all tropical seas, where they inhabit sandy areas. During the day, they bury themselves in the substrate, emerging at night to feed on echinoderms, crustaceans, and bivalves. Some larger species also capture fish, using their expandable probosces to swallow them whole. Females lay rows of eggs that become free-swimming larvae for several months before settling to the bottom.

<i>Tonna cumingii</i> Species of gastropod

Tonna cumingi, common name Cuming's tun, is a species of very large sea snail, a tun snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Tonnidae, the tuns.

<i>Tonna</i> (gastropod) Genus of gastropods

Tonna is a genus of large sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Tonnidae, the tun or cask shells.

<i>Tonna perdix</i> Species of gastropod

Tonna perdix, common name the partridge tun, is a species of very large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells.

Tonna berthae is a species of large sea snail or tun snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells.

Tonna alanbeui is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells.

<i>Tonna allium</i> Species of gastropod

Tonna allium, common name the costate tun, is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells.

Tonna boucheti is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells.

<i>Tonna canaliculata</i> Species of gastropod

Tonna canaliculata is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells.

Tonna hawaiiensis is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells.

Tonna morrisoni is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells.

<i>Tonna pennata</i> Species of gastropod

Tonna pennata is a large species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells. Commonly known as the Atlantic partridge tun, the species is a predator of animals much larger than itself, particularly sea cucumbers.

Tonna poppei is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells.

Tonna rosemaryae is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells.

Tonna tenebrosa is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells.

<i>Tonna tessellata</i> Species of gastropod

Tonna tessellata, the mosaic tun,tessellate tun or maculated tun, is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tonnidae.

<i>Eudolium</i> Genus of gastropods

Eudolium is a genus of large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells.

<i>Malea</i> (gastropod) Genus of gastropods

Malea is a genus of large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells.

<i>Tonna chinensis</i> Species of gastropod

Tonna chinensis, common name : the China tun, is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells.

<i>Tonna variegata</i> Species of gastropod

Tonna variegata, commonly known as the variegated tun, is a species of marine gastropod mollusc in the family Tonnidae.

References

  1. Hanley. 1859, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1859. World Register of Marine Species, Retrieved 9 July 2010.
  2. 1 2 Tonna dunkeri (Hanley, 1860) . Vos, C. (2009). Tonna dunkeri (Hanley, 1860). Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=410246 on 9 July 2010 .