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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolinices (Euspira) pulchellus (Risso, 1826) 
AphiaID: 150554

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastropoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaenogastropoda (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLittorinimorpha (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNaticoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNaticidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolinicinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolinices (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolinices (Euspira) (Subgenus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuspira nitida (Donovan, 1804)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolinices (Euspira) Agassiz in J. Sowerby, 1837 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuspira Agassiz in J. Sowerby, 1837
Sources  basis of record Howson, C.M.; Picton, B.E. (Ed.) (1997). The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8. vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea [details]
Feedingtypes  omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEncyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology P. pulchellus is a predator. It attacks its prey, mainly bivalve molluscs, in the sediment, breaking through the shell using its radula (Eisma, 1966; Ziegelmeier, 1966). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution P. pulchellus occurs in the whole area, but is relatively abundant along the coast and south of the Frisian Front, where maximum biomass values were observed. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat P. pulchellus lives in a variety of habitats. lt is found on muddy, sandy as well as gravel deposits (Ziegelmeier, 1966; Entrop, 1976; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology This gastropod has a glossy, globose shell with six or seven slightly tumid whorls. lt measures up to 16 mm in height. The shell is sculptured with numerous fine growth lines, but appears smooth to the naked eye. lt is buff or light horn-coloured, with the columella and the base paler. The body whorl is decorated with five spiral rows of brown rnarks (Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy Holtmann et al. (1996) refer it to Lunatia alderi Forbes, 1838. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:150554
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-04-04 14:40:54Z  created  Claus, Simon
2007-04-19 08:19:06Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2013-03-04 09:12:12Z  changed  Bouchet, Philippe
  
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  Citation: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2014). Polinices (Euspira) pulchellus (Risso, 1826). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=150554 on 2014-07-25
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