Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

“Genus Falsilunatia n.g.
Type : Natica soluta Gould, 1848

 

 

On shell and opercular characters soluta is not dissimilar from catena Da Costa, the Recent English genotype of Lunatia, but the dentition is most distinctive.

 

In catena the radula is normal for the family—a tricuspid central tooth of more or less rectangular form, laterals with three or four cusps and the inner marginal with a side cusp, thus approximating the bifid form. In soluta the central tooth is hemispherical with a large, broadly triangular central cusp but merely vestigial side cusps. The laterals have a broad massive cusp with a slight incision or incipient denticle near the base of its inner margin. The marginals are simple, not bifid, the outer one the longer.

 

The umbilicus is narrower than in Lunatia and may be open or closed according to the relative downward encroachment of the parietal callus.”

 

 

(Powell, 1951: 119)

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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 19 specimens in 7 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 12 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 119 - 2926.08
  Temperature range (°C): -1.226 - 5.620
  Nitrate (umol/L): 23.947 - 32.710
  Salinity (PPS): 34.276 - 34.855
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.280 - 6.809
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.715 - 2.267
  Silicate (umol/l): 35.413 - 102.636

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 119 - 2926.08

Temperature range (°C): -1.226 - 5.620

Nitrate (umol/L): 23.947 - 32.710

Salinity (PPS): 34.276 - 34.855

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.280 - 6.809

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.715 - 2.267

Silicate (umol/l): 35.413 - 102.636
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:5
Specimens with Sequences:0
Specimens with Barcodes:0
Species:1
Species With Barcodes:0
Public Records:0
Public Species:0
Public BINs:0
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Genomic DNA is available from 1 specimen with morphological vouchers housed at State Herbarium of South Australia, Ocean Genome Legacy
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Wikipedia

Falsilunatia

Falsilunatia is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Naticidae, which are known as moon snails or moon shells.

Species

Species within the genus Falsilunatia include:

Species brought into synonymy

References


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