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Description

 A common, small sea snail with a distinctly conical shape. Generally a pale horn-colour becoming purplish towards the apex. Brown bands on whorls quite characteristic but sometimes faint or absent. Up to 12 mm high and 5 mm wide.The taxonomy of the Gastropoda has been recently revised (see Ponder & Lindberg 1997, and Taylor 1996). Ponder & Lindberg (1997) suggest that Mesogastropoda should be included in a monophyletic clade, the Caenogastropoda.
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Distribution

Less frequently the north and west coasts of France On suitable weed-covered shores on all British and Irish coasts
  • 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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Arctic Ocean to Rhode Island; Alaska to California
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Ecology

Habitat

intertidal, infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Depth range based on 113 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 11 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): -3 - 97
  Temperature range (°C): 6.920 - 11.855
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.976 - 7.088
  Salinity (PPS): 31.893 - 35.184
  Oxygen (ml/l): 6.107 - 6.561
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.418 - 0.943
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.362 - 15.658

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Depth range (m): -3 - 97

Temperature range (°C): 6.920 - 11.855

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.976 - 7.088

Salinity (PPS): 31.893 - 35.184

Oxygen (ml/l): 6.107 - 6.561

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.418 - 0.943

Silicate (umol/l): 2.362 - 15.658
 
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Depth range based on 41 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 6 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): -2 - 20
  Temperature range (°C): 3.424 - 4.181
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.584 - 1.242
  Salinity (PPS): 25.879 - 27.165
  Oxygen (ml/l): 7.135 - 7.199
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.051 - 0.097
  Silicate (umol/l): 6.395 - 11.388

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Depth range (m): -2 - 20

Temperature range (°C): 3.424 - 4.181

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.584 - 1.242

Salinity (PPS): 25.879 - 27.165

Oxygen (ml/l): 7.135 - 7.199

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.051 - 0.097

Silicate (umol/l): 6.395 - 11.388
 
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 Commonly found near the low tide level or in shallow water on seaweed. Often common on Fucus serratus and dense red seaweed turf. Inhabits a wide variety of coastlines but requires the shelter of crevices or dense weed in more exposed areas.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Lacuna vincta

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 10
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Lacuna vincta

Lacuna vincta, common name the northern lacuna, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Littorinidae, the winkles or periwinkles.[1]

Distribution[edit]

Description[edit]

The maximum recorded shell length is 13 mm.[2]

Habitat[edit]

The minimum recorded depth for this species is 0 m, and the maximum recorded depth is 60 m.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lacuna vincta (Montagu, 1803). Gofas, S. (2009). Lacuna vincta (Montagu, 1803). In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2009) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140170 on 6 June 2010.
  2. ^ a b Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.
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