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Description

“Genus Simrothiella Pilsbry, 1898

 

 

Simrothiella Pilsbry, 1898. Manual of Conchology, 17: 296.

 

Synonyms Solenopus Sars, 1869 (part).

 

TYPE SPECIES: Solenopus margaritaceus Koren and Danielssen, 1877.

 

 

Thick cuticle with epidermal papillae. With hollow acicular sclerites in various layers. Mouth within common atrio-buccal cavity. Radula plates with lateral reinforcement (buttress) and heterogeneous denticulation with elongate lateral denticle; with paired anterio-ventral radula sack. Lateroventral foregut glandular organs bulbous with elongate epithelial glands interspersed by low supporting cells (modified type C). Midgut with moderate constrictions. Secondary genital opening unpaired. With copulatory stylets. With dorsoterminal sense organ. With respiratory organs.”

 

 

(García-Álvarez & Salvini-Plawen, 2007: 124)

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Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)

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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 7 specimens in 2 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 7 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1962 - 2173
  Temperature range (°C): 2.261 - 3.497
  Nitrate (umol/L): 17.929 - 39.787
  Salinity (PPS): 34.636 - 34.938
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.212 - 6.175
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.185 - 2.805
  Silicate (umol/l): 14.383 - 151.943

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1962 - 2173

Temperature range (°C): 2.261 - 3.497

Nitrate (umol/L): 17.929 - 39.787

Salinity (PPS): 34.636 - 34.938

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.212 - 6.175

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.185 - 2.805

Silicate (umol/l): 14.383 - 151.943
 
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