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Description

 An elongate, conical shell, up to 1 cm long, with 10-15 whorls. Strong ribs and spiral ridges interact to form rows of moderately prominent round elevations (tubercles), 4 on lower whorls, 3 on upper whorls. Whorls are a little swollen and sutures are rather deep. Aperture flared or oval and drawn out to form a short basal sinus. Oval operculum present. Shell reddish-brown to light chestnut-brown in colour, tubercles paler.
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Distribution

Absent from continental shores of North Sea and east Channel, widely distributed
  • 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

Depth range based on 57 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 5 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 80
  Temperature range (°C): 7.556 - 11.845
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.437 - 12.040
  Salinity (PPS): 18.292 - 35.243
  Oxygen (ml/l): 6.138 - 6.964
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.273 - 0.653
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.448 - 28.168

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Depth range (m): 0 - 80

Temperature range (°C): 7.556 - 11.845

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.437 - 12.040

Salinity (PPS): 18.292 - 35.243

Oxygen (ml/l): 6.138 - 6.964

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.273 - 0.653

Silicate (umol/l): 2.448 - 28.168
 
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 On sandy and muddy shores, often with Zostera spp., and on rocks and stones, from the lower shore to depths up to 250 m.
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Wikipedia

Bittium reticulatum

Bittium reticulatum is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cerithiidae.[1]

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