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Bittium reticulatum   Da Costa, 1778

small needle whelk

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Cerithiidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Demir, M. 2003. (Ref. 2754)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 1.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78574)

Environment

Demersal; depth range 0 - 250 m (Ref. 78574)

Climate / Range

Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from the sublittoral zone, from low tide up to a depth of 200 m (Ref. 2754). A microalgae herbivore (Ref. 96488). This is an epibenthic species found on reefs (Ref. 95730), and occurs at the low tide mark (Ref. 2754). It is one of the most abundant microgastropods inhabiting the alga Gelidium latifolium and prefers to live at the base of the plant (Ref. 96520). Members of the order Neotaenioglossa are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown