WoRMS name details

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

150554  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:150554)

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Species
marine
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...  
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]
Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2013). Polinices (Euspira) pulchellus (Risso, 1826). In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=150554 on 2018-01-19

Date
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2005-04-04 14:40:54Z
created
2007-04-19 08:19:06Z
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2013-03-04 09:12:12Z
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basis of record Howson, C. M.; Picton, B. E. (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]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (Deepsea) Census of Marine Life (2012). SYNDEEP: Towards a first global synthesis of biodiversity, biogeography and ecosystem function in the deep sea. Unpublished data (datasetID: 39), available online at http://www.comlsecretariat.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/SYNDEEP-Towards-a-first-global-synthesis-of-biodiversity-biogeography-and-ecosystem-function-in-the-deep-sea-Eva-Ramirez-Llodra-et-al..pdf [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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]
 

Feeding Type
omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]