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Acteon tornatilis   (Linnaeus, 1758)

linnes baby-bubble
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Heterostropha | Acteonidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic.  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Celtic and Lusitanian provinces.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmCommon length : 0.6 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 360)

Short description Morphology

Shell: quite thick, fairly short, conical spire with slightly convex whorls, impressed suture, elongated oval in shape; first turns of the shell are heterostrophe (i.e., the axis of coiling forms an angle to the adult shell's columella; very elongated oval aperture, with a thin and sharp outer lip, columellar lip has a light callus and a deep fold at the base; sculpture consists of thin spiral grooves more marked toward the posterior and anterior edges of the whorls; pink hazel in color, with one or two whitish spiral bands; operculum is horny, pale yellow and transparent. Body: very wide foot, differentiated anteriorly into a podium; head broadens into a cephalic disc which has two lateroposterior lobes, incorrectly called tentacles; eyes are sessile; gill, osphradium and penis are inside the mantle cavity; radula lacks rachidial teeth and has a very large number of lateral teeth.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits fine well sorted sand (Ref. 2780). Free-living (Ref. 3123). Hermaphrodite (Ref. 360).

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

Hermaphrodite.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Harms, J. 1993. (Ref. 2711)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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

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Price category (Ref. 80766)
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