Overview

Brief Summary

Biology

Type of larval development: planktotrophic
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Distribution

Eastern Atlantic, from Norway and Iceland to Morocco, and throughout the Mediterranean, usually in 100-1000 m depth; also present in the Canary Is., Madeira and the Azores. Gorringe, Josephine, Seine and Ampère seamounts, moderately common in 210-330 m
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Diagnosis

Shell 3 to 4 mm high, protoconch with 2.5 convex whorls, teleoconch with 4-4.5 whorls, moderately solid. Sculpture of protoconch of spiral rows of fine granules, indistinct in optical microscopy; sculpture of teleoconch with spiral cords as narrow as the interspaces, and orthocline axial ribs thicker than the cords. Tee suture is characteristically excavated, situated in a channel delimited by two stronger cords just above and below. Aperture with a distinct outer rim over which the cords are continued; this rim slightly bulging near its adapical end; inner part of outer lip with slight denticles. Colour characteristically brown on protoconch, whitish to buff on the remainder of the shell with a diagnostic comma-shaped darker brown mark on the outer lip.
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Ecology

Habitat

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

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 150 - 299
  Temperature range (°C): 4.995 - 15.578
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.681 - 11.751
  Salinity (PPS): 35.092 - 39.023
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.239 - 6.717
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.108 - 0.773
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.716 - 6.928

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 150 - 299

Temperature range (°C): 4.995 - 15.578

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.681 - 11.751

Salinity (PPS): 35.092 - 39.023

Oxygen (ml/l): 5.239 - 6.717

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.108 - 0.773

Silicate (umol/l): 1.716 - 6.928
 
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Wikipedia

Alvania cimicoides

Alvania cimicoides is a species of minute sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk or micromollusk in the family Rissoidae.[2]

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  1. ^ Forbes E. (1844). Report on the Mollusca and Radiata of the Aegean sea, and on their distribution, considered as bearing on geology. Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1843): 130-193. World Register of Marine Species, Retrieved 08/09/10.
  2. ^ Alvania cimicoides (Forbes, 1844). Gofas, S. (2009). Alvania cimicoides (Forbes, 1844). In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141168 on 9 August 2010.
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