Overview

Distribution

Restricted to Caribbean waters and adjacent areas.
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Diagnosis

Shell small to large, fusiform. Protoconch smooth and papilliform, often with a calcarella. Columellar plates weak or absent. Patterned. Periostracum present. Radula small, variable from Y-shaped to tricuspid.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 146 - 366
  Temperature range (°C): 10.414 - 21.731
  Nitrate (umol/L): 5.453 - 27.410
  Salinity (PPS): 35.154 - 36.784
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.741 - 3.693
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.322 - 1.341
  Silicate (umol/l): 3.828 - 11.664

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 146 - 366

Temperature range (°C): 10.414 - 21.731

Nitrate (umol/L): 5.453 - 27.410

Salinity (PPS): 35.154 - 36.784

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.741 - 3.693

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.322 - 1.341

Silicate (umol/l): 3.828 - 11.664
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 1
Specimens with Sequences: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
Public Records: 1
Public Species: 1
Public BINs: 1
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Barcode data

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Wikipedia

Scaphella

Scaphella is a genus of large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Volutidae, the volutes. [2]

Contents

Distribution

This is a tropical genus which occurs in the Western Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

Description

There are both living and fossil species in this genus, which first appeared in the Paleocene. [1]. The fusiform, patterned shell is small to large. The protoconch is smooth and papilliform, often with a calcarella. The columellar plates are weak or absent. The periostracum is present, but an operculum is not. The radula is small, and variable from Y-shaped to tricuspid. [2]

Species

Species within the genus Scaphella include:[3]

Subgenus Scaphella (Aurinia) A. & H. Adams, 1853
Subgenus Scaphella (Caricellopsis) Petuch & Sargent, 2011
Subgenus Scaphella (Scaphella)
Species brought into synonymy

References

  1. ^ Swainson W. J. (1832) Zool. Illust. (2)2(19), pl. 87.
  2. ^ a b c Bail, P. (2012). Scaphella. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=382285 on 2012-07-09
  3. ^ "searching for Scaphella". Malacolog Version 4.1.1. A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. Accessed 18 February 2010.
  • Bail, P & Poppe, G. T. 2001. A conchological iconography: a taxonomic introduction of the recent Volutidae. Hackenheim-Conchbook, 30 pp, 5 pl.


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