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Hydrobia ulvae   (Pennant, 1777)

laver spire shell
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Classification
Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Hydrobiidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Healy, B. 1997. (Ref. 2779)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
max. reported age: 2 years (Ref. 2823)

Environment
Benthic; brackish

Climate / Range
Temperate

Distribution
Western Indian Ocean and Northeast Atlantic.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species is a surface detritivore (Ref. 95728) and/or a deposit feeder (Ref. 96459). Found in intertidal and subtidal flats (Ref. 2823). 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 (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
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