Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 37 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 21 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 50.5
  Temperature range (°C): 7.254 - 11.768
  Nitrate (umol/L): 2.055 - 7.251
  Salinity (PPS): 34.029 - 35.334
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.996 - 6.300
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.413 - 0.513
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.489 - 3.493

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 50.5

Temperature range (°C): 7.254 - 11.768

Nitrate (umol/L): 2.055 - 7.251

Salinity (PPS): 34.029 - 35.334

Oxygen (ml/l): 5.996 - 6.300

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.413 - 0.513

Silicate (umol/l): 2.489 - 3.493
 
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Animal / predator
adult of Balcis alba is predator of Spatangus purpureus
Remarks: Other: uncertain

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Wikipedia

Melanella alba

Melanella alba is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Eulimidae. The species is one of many species known to exist within the genus, Melanella. [1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

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Description

The measured length of a typical shell of this species generally ranges from approximately 10 mm to as large as 19 mm.

Distribution

This species occurs in the following locations: [1]

References

  1. ^ a b da Costa, 1778. 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 (look up in IMIS). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139832 on 2013-03-25.
  2. ^ Warén A. (1984) A generic revision of the family Eulimidae (Gastropoda, Prosobranchia). Journal of Molluscan Studies suppl. 13: 1-96. page(s): 55
  3. ^ Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se
  4. ^ 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. (look up in IMIS)
  5. ^ 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. (look up in IMIS)
  6. ^ Warén A. (2011). Checklist of Eulimidae. pers. com.
  7. ^ Petit R.E. (2009) George Brettingham Sowerby, I, II & III: their conchological publications and molluscan taxa. Zootaxa 2189: 1–218.
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