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Description

 A slender shell to 7 mm long with up to 14 flat-sided whorls. Aperture oval, with thin, crenulate outer lip and a short, broad siphonal canal. Shell chestnut-brown, tapering to a point only in the region of the first 2 whorls. Tubercles pale brown. Head bears a pair of long, linear tentacles, covered around the distal half with bristle-like cilia.Occurrence in Britain may be increased by seawater warming.
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Distribution

Absent from southern North Sea
  • Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.
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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 28 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 18 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 40
  Temperature range (°C): 15.316 - 18.050
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.211 - 1.033
  Salinity (PPS): 36.318 - 38.444
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.477 - 5.541
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.095 - 0.131
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.940 - 1.434

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 40

Temperature range (°C): 15.316 - 18.050

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.211 - 1.033

Salinity (PPS): 36.318 - 38.444

Oxygen (ml/l): 5.477 - 5.541

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.095 - 0.131

Silicate (umol/l): 0.940 - 1.434
 
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 Found in pools, on sponges such as Halichondria panicea and Hymeniacidon perleve, particularly where associated with coralline algae. Also found on the sheltered sponge-covered slopes and crevices of rocks and under boulders. From the lower shore to 100 m.
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Associations

Animal / predator
Cerithiopsis tubercularis is predator of Porifera

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Cerithiopsis oculisfictis

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


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cerithiopsis oculisfictis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 6
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Cerithiopsis tubercularis

Cerithiopsis tubercularis is a species of sea snail, a gastropod in the family Cerithiopsidae, It was described by Montagu, in 1803.[1]

Distribution[edit]

This species is known from the northeastern Atlantic Ocean, the Azores, the Cape Verdes and European waters, including the Mediterranean Sea.

References[edit]

  • Backeljau, T. (1986). Lijst van de recente mariene mollusken van België [List of the recent marine molluscs of Belgium]. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 106 pp.
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213 (
  • Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.
  • Rolán E., 2005. Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago. Part 1, Polyplacophora and Gastropoda.
  • Prkic J. & Mariottini P., 2010. Description of two new Cerithiopsis from the Croatian coast, with comments on the Cerithiopsis tubercularis complex (Gastropoda: Cerithiopsidae). Aldrovandia 5: 3-27 [stated date: 2009] [
  • Cecalupo A. & Robba E. (2010) The identity of Murex tubercularis Montagu, 1803 and description of one new genus and two new species of the Cerithiopsidae (Gastropoda: Triphoroidea). Bollettino Malacologico 46: 45-64.
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