Melanella solitaria (Smith, 1915)
Melanella solitaria
photo by Arntz, Wolf E.

Family:  Eulimidae ()
Max. size:  0.5 cm DL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 152 - 535 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic, Antarctic Atlantic and Eastern Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Dar, Christine - 12.08.11
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 02.05.18
Checked by: Rosenberg, Gary - 12.08.11

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