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Busycotypus canaliculatus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

channeled whelk

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

Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Melongenidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 114 m (Ref. 83435).  Temperate; 42°N - 28°N, 81°W - 69°W (Ref. 83435)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic and Eastern Central Pacific: USA; from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Cape Canaveral Florida (Ref. 101514). Introduced to San Francisco Bay, CA. Subtropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 15.5  range ? - ? cm Max length : 20.1 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 104442. On intertidal flats and seaside lagoons (Ref. 104331). Inhabits sand and sand-mud bottoms, often entirely buried in sediments. Sometimes seen on mussel or oyster beds while foraging. Active at low light, mostly at night during summer months. Both an active predator and scavenger. Capable of readily detecting food in its vicinity (Ref. 101546) by sensing the water the prey pumps out (Ref. 105269). Primarily feeds on bivalves (Ref. 101546) such as mussels and oysters (Ref. 105269). Copulation is evident. 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

Copulation is evident. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown