WoRMS name details

Polinices (Euspira) pulchellus (Risso, 1826)

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

 unaccepted
Species
marine
Not documented
Distribution P. pulchellus occurs in the whole area, but is relatively abundant along the coast and south of the Frisian Front, where...  
Distribution 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]
MolluscaBase (2018). Polinices (Euspira) pulchellus (Risso, 1826). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=150554 on 2018-06-25
Date
action
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2005-04-04 14:40:54Z
created
2007-04-19 08:19:06Z
changed
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 Unpublished data (datasetID: 39), available online at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  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Biology 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]

Distribution 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]

Habitat 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]

Morphology 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]

Synonymy Holtmann et al. (1996) refer it to Lunatia alderi Forbes, 1838. [details]