Overview

Distribution

Cobscook Bay To Rhode Island
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Physical Description

Type Information

Syntype for Lunatia levicula Verrill, 1880
Catalog Number: USNM 75840
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1873
Locality: Maine, United States, Casco Bay, North Atlantic Ocean
  • Syntype: Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 3: 371.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 10 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 5 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 38 - 329
  Temperature range (°C): 7.125 - 7.892
  Nitrate (umol/L): 17.133 - 17.420
  Salinity (PPS): 34.316 - 34.748
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.493 - 4.910
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.212 - 1.283
  Silicate (umol/l): 11.806 - 13.978

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 38 - 329

Temperature range (°C): 7.125 - 7.892

Nitrate (umol/L): 17.133 - 17.420

Salinity (PPS): 34.316 - 34.748

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.493 - 4.910

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.212 - 1.283

Silicate (umol/l): 11.806 - 13.978
 
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Wikipedia

Lunatia levicula

Lunatia levicula is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Naticidae, the moon snails.[1]

Distribution[edit source | edit]

This species occurs in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean.

Description[edit source | edit]

The maximum recorded shell length is 32 mm.[2]

Habitat[edit source | edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 50 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 183 m.[2]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Lunatia levicula (A. E. Verrill, 1880). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=584840 on 2012-08-16
  2. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.
  • Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.
  • Torigoe K. & Inaba A. (2011) Revision on the classification of Recent Naticidae. Bulletin of the Nishinomiya Shell Museum 7: 133 + 15 pp., 4 pls.
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