Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Depth range based on 244 specimens in 22 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 64 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 1650
  Temperature range (°C): 3.878 - 27.668
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.152 - 21.834
  Salinity (PPS): 34.925 - 37.252
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.287 - 5.107
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.038 - 1.463
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.805 - 20.912

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 1650

Temperature range (°C): 3.878 - 27.668

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.152 - 21.834

Salinity (PPS): 34.925 - 37.252

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.287 - 5.107

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.038 - 1.463

Silicate (umol/l): 0.805 - 20.912
 
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Evolution and Systematics

Evolution

Classification

placed in family Atyidae in Vine, 1986, in Scaphandridae by Spry, 1961
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 6
Specimens with Sequences: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species: 6
Species With Barcodes: 4
Public Records: 4
Public Species: 4
Public BINs: 4
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Barcode data

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Wikipedia

Atys (gastropod)

Atys is a genus of very small to medium-sized sea snails, marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks in the family Haminoeidae.[1]

All the species within the genus Atys are herbivores. They occur in tropical and warm oceans and seas. They are cephalaspideans, part of the suborder of headshield slugs and bubble snails.

The genus was named after Atys, a king of Alba Longa, who was mentioned in ancient Greek texts.

Description[edit]

These snails have a shell which is very lightweight and translucent, with a sunken spire. The shape of the shell in some species resembles a bubble, and because of this, species in this genus are commonly known as Atys bubble shells or Atys bubble snails. (Several other shelled families within the Cephalaspidea are even more commonly known as "bubble shells" or "bubble snails", for example, the Bullidae.)

The anatomy of the soft parts of most species within this genus has not been studied, but it seems that some of the species in this genus can not reliably be discriminated on the basis of shell characters alone. Unfortunately however, a considerable number of the species were originally named from empty shells, and as a result, their exact identity may be problematic.

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Atys include:[1]

References[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Redfern, Colin, 2001, Bahamian Seashells, a thousand species from Abaco, Bahamas, published by BahamianSeashells.com Inc
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