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Nassarius gibbosulus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Nassariidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic.  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Mediterranean Sea.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmCommon length : 1.3 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 360)

Short description Morphology

Shell: quite thick and strong, a rather high conical spire, short siphonal canal, open and twisted; body whorl is very large, spherical, covering much of the preceding one, involute, suture is hardly incised; aperture is ovoidal, outer lip has an external thickening and thin internal folds; in adults, columellar lip forms a large callus that completely covers the ventral surfaces of the body whorl; no sculpture except for a rib with one, two of three hardly visible blunt nodules, on the periphery of the dorsal surface of the body whorl; color is yellowish or yellow brown, callus and lips are white; operculum is horny, yellowish, has an apical nucleus, roughly triangular, fringed inner and outer margins. Body: wide triangular foot, many nassariids, two appendices at the posterior end; very long mantle siphon; radula is rachiglossan.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Members of the order Neogastropoda 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 Neogastropoda 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

Templado, J. and R. Villanueva. 2010. (Ref. 85339)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Price category (Ref. 80766)