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Bittium reticulatum   Da Costa, 1778

small needle whelk

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Cerithiidae

Environment / Climate / Range

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

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 1.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78574)

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Demir, M. 2003. (Ref. 2754)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 6.7 - 15.7, mean 9.8 (based on 632 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown