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Bumble Bee Snail

Engina mendicaria (Linnaeus 1758)

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Engina mendicaria (Bumble Bee Snail) is a species of Gastropoda in the family Pisaniidae. They are found in marine habitat. They are native to Natal and Mozambican Exclusive Economic Zone. Dead Bumble Bee Snail form shallow marine sediments. Individuals can grow to 11 mm. They have sexual reproduction.

  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000447
  • Definition: An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of bumble bee snail. View this species on GBIF