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Depth range based on 36 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 36 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 150 - 805
  Temperature range (°C): 10.754 - 17.772
  Nitrate (umol/L): 3.383 - 17.233
  Salinity (PPS): 35.046 - 36.273
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.188 - 5.086
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.257 - 1.185
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.998 - 8.313

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 150 - 805

Temperature range (°C): 10.754 - 17.772

Nitrate (umol/L): 3.383 - 17.233

Salinity (PPS): 35.046 - 36.273

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.188 - 5.086

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.257 - 1.185

Silicate (umol/l): 1.998 - 8.313
 
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LR/nt
Lower Risk/near threatened

Red List Criteria

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1996
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Assessor/s
Mollusc Specialist Group

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Wikipedia

Ranella olearium

Ranella olearium, common name the wandering triton or the little frog triton, is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Ranellidae, the tritons.[2]

Synonyms[edit source | edit]

Over the course of time, this species has been named many times:[2][3]

  • Argobuccinum dilleri Anderson, F.M. & B. Martin, 1914
  • Argobuccinum giganteum curvicauda (f) Coen, G.S., 1941
  • Argobuccinum giganteum dilatata (f) Coen, G.S., 1941
  • Argobuccinum giganteum duplonodosum Settepassi, F., 1970
  • Argobuccinum giganteum exile (f) Settepassi, F., 1970
  • Argobuccinum giganteum inflatum Settepassi, F., 1970
  • Argobuccinum giganteum intusdentata (f) Coen, G.S., 1941
  • Argobuccinum giganteum magnifica (f) Coen, G.S., 1941
  • Argobuccinum giganteum nodosecarinata (f) Coen, G.S., 1941
  • Argobuccinum giganteum nodosum Settepassi, F., 1970
  • Argobuccinum giganteum oceanica (f) Coen, G.S., 1941
  • Argobuccinum giganteum rarituberculatum Settepassi, F., 1970
  • Argobuccinum giganteum tenuis (f) Coen, G.S., 1941
  • Argobuccinum pertuberculiferum Bellardi, L. in Sacco, F., 1872
  • Bursa barcellosi Matthews, Rios & Coelho, 1973
  • Cymatium olearium Linnaeus
  • Gyrina maculata Schumacher, 1817
  • Mayena multinodosa Bucknill, 1927
  • Murex olearium Linnaeus, 1758 (basionym)
  • Murex boveus Risso, A., 1826
  • Murex reticularis Born, 1780
  • Ranella bronni Michelotti, O.G., 1847
  • Ranella budensis Noszky, 1940
  • Ranella gigantea Lamarck, 1816
  • Ranella incerta Michelotti, O.G., 1847
  • Ranella miocenica Michelotti, O.G., 1847
  • Ranella multinodosa Bucknill, 1927
  • Ranella olearia (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Ranella ostenfeldi Iredale, 1937
  • Ranella ranina Lamarck, J.B.P.A. de, 1816
  • Ranella rarinodosa Noszky, 1940
  • Ranella reticularis altavillensis (f) Gregorio, A. de, 1884
  • Ranella reticularis bicanalata (f) Gregorio, A. de, 1884
  • Ranella reticularis borniana (f) Gregorio, A. de, 1884
  • Ranella reticularis frigida (f) Gregorio, A. de, 1884
  • Ranella reticularis mediterranea (f) Gregorio, A. de, 1884
  • Ranella reticularis meneghini (f) Gregorio, A. de, 1884
  • Ranella reticularis parivaricata (f) Gregorio, A. de, 1884
  • Ranella reticularis isba (f) Gregorio, A. de, 1885
  • Ranella semilaevis Noszky, 1940
  • Ranella simplex Noszky, 1940
  • Triton parmense Sismonda, E., 1842

Distribution[edit source | edit]

This species has a wide distribution. It is found in European waters, in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Central and South Atlantic Ocean (Cape Verde, West Africa), in the Indian Ocean (Mozambique, South Africa), along New Zealand, in the Caribbean Sea (along Colombia).[citation needed]

Description[edit source | edit]

The shell size varies between 90 mm and 240 mm.[citation needed]

The maximum recorded shell length is 220 mm.[4]

Habitat[edit source | edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 100 m.[4] Maximum recorded depth is 280 m.[4]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ Mollusc Specialist Group (1996). Ranella olearia. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 7 August 2007.
  2. ^ a b Gofas, S. (2010). Ranella olearium (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141115 on 2010-11-08
  3. ^ Gastropods.com : Ranella olearium olearium; accessed 8 November 2010
  4. ^ 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.

Further reading[edit source | edit]

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