Overview

Distribution

Range: 37.5°N to 18.4°N; 97.7°W to 74°W. Distribution: USA: Virginia, North Carolina, Florida; Florida: East Florida, West Florida; USA: Louisiana, Texas; Mexico; Mexico: Tabasco, Veracruz, Campeche State; Haiti
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 252 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 11 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 46
  Temperature range (°C): 21.296 - 24.395
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.325 - 2.023
  Salinity (PPS): 32.616 - 35.785
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.845 - 5.180
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.110 - 0.439
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.756 - 3.304

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 46

Temperature range (°C): 21.296 - 24.395

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.325 - 2.023

Salinity (PPS): 32.616 - 35.785

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.845 - 5.180

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.110 - 0.439

Silicate (umol/l): 0.756 - 3.304
 
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Wikipedia

Nassarius acutus

Nassarius acutus, common name the sharp nassa, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Nassariidae, the Nassa mud snails or dog whelks.[1]

Description[edit]

The length of the shell varies between 6 mm and 15 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean off Virginia, USA; in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nassarius acutus (Say, 1822).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 20 October 2012.
  • Cernohorsky W. O. (1984). Systematics of the family Nassariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum 14: 1-356
  • Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. García. 2009. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]


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