Overview

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: southeastern South Africa to Hawaiian Islands

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Habitat: rocky cliffs, sometimes mangrove trees (Ruwa, 1984). Up to 4 cm, shell surface smooth or with slight transverse ridges; small pustules and four weak teeth on the columella. Colour variegated black and white, occasionally with three conspicuous bands. White interior, pinkish-grey granular operculum. Habitat: on rocks in the littoral fringe. Distribution: Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1997); tropical Indo-Pacific, also in Australia in Kalk (1958).
  • Drivas, J.; Jay, M. (1987). Coquillages de La Réunion et de l'Île Maurice. Collection Les Beautés de la Nature. Delachaux et Niestlé: Neuchâtel. ISBN 2-603-00654-1. 159 pp.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): -1 - 4
  Temperature range (°C): 26.803 - 28.488
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.090 - 0.394
  Salinity (PPS): 33.691 - 34.975
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.336 - 4.666
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.100 - 0.238
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.005 - 2.754

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): -1 - 4

Temperature range (°C): 26.803 - 28.488

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.090 - 0.394

Salinity (PPS): 33.691 - 34.975

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.336 - 4.666

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.100 - 0.238

Silicate (umol/l): 1.005 - 2.754
 
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Marine intertidal: rocky shores; lower littoral

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Nerita albicilla

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 365 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

ACTTTATATATTATGTTTGGTGTATGATCTGGTTTGGTCGGGACTGCCCTA---AGTCTTTTGATTCGGGCTGAGCTTGGACAGCCAGGGGCTCTTTTAGGTGAT---GATCAACTTTATAATGTGATTGTTACCGCTCACGCATTTGTGATAATTTTTTTCTTGGTAATGCCCATGATGATTGGGGGATTTGGTAATTGATTAGTTCCTCTGATA---TTAGGAGCTCCTGACATGGCGTTTCCTCGATTAAATAATATAAGTTTTTGGTTACTTCCTCCTTCGTTGACTTTGTTGCTTGCTTCTTCTGCAGTTGAAAGAGGTGTGGGTACAGGTTGGACAGTATATCCTCCTTTATCTGGTAACTTAGCTCATGCAGGGGGCTCTGTAGATTTA---GCAATTTTTTCTCTACATTTAGCTGGTGTTTCTTCTATTTTAGGTGCTGTAAACTTCATTACTACAATTATTAATATGCGGTGACAAGGAATGCAGTTTGAGCGATTACCTCTTTTTGTTTGGTCGGTAAAGATTACTGCCATTCTCCTTTTACTTTCTCTGCCTGTTCTTGCTGGT---GCAATTACTATGTTGTTAACTGATCGAAACTTTAATACATCCTTTTTTGATCCTGCAGGTGGTGGAGATCCAATTCTATATCAACATTTG
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Nerita albicilla

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 365
Specimens with Barcodes: 369
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Nerita albicilla

Nerita albicilla, common name the blotched nerite, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Neritidae.[1]

Description[edit]

N. albicilla grows up to 4 cm; its shell surface is smooth or with slight transverse ridges; it has small pustules and four weak teeth on the columella. Its outer shell color is variegated black and white, occasionally with three conspicuous bands. The interior is white, with a pinkish-grey, granular operculum.[1]

Distribution map of Nerita albicilla.

Distribution[edit]

Tropical Indo-Pacific[1]

  • Aldabra
  • Australia in Kalk
  • Chagos
  • East Coast of South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Mascarene Basin
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Red Sea
  • Seychelles
  • Tanzania

Habitat[edit]

It is found on rocky cliffs, on rocks in the littoral fringe, and sometimes on mangrove trees.[1]

Parasites[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates CC-BY-SA-3.0 work from the reference.[1]

  1. ^ a b c d e Nerita albicilla Linnaeus, 1758.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 May 2010.
  2. ^ Kumazawa, N. H.; Kato, E.; Takaba, T.; Yokota, T. (1988). "Survival of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in two gastropod molluscs, Clithon retropictus and Nerita albicilla". Nihon juigaku zasshi. the Japanese journal of veterinary science 50 (4): 918–924. PMID 3172602.  edit
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