Thylacodes squamolineatus

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Thylacodes squamolineatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked):clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Vermetoidea
Family: Vermetidae
Genus: Thylacodes
Species:T. squamolineatus
Binomial name
Thylacodes squamolineatus
Petuch, 2002 [1]
Synonyms [2]
  • Serpulorbus squamolineatusPetuch, 2002

Thylacodes squamolineatus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Vermetidae, the worm snails or worm shells. [2]

In biology, a species ( ) is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank of an organism, as well as a unit of biodiversity. A species is often defined as the largest group of organisms in which any two individuals of the appropriate sexes or mating types can produce fertile offspring, typically by sexual reproduction. Other ways of defining species include their karyotype, DNA sequence, morphology, behaviour or ecological niche. In addition, paleontologists use the concept of the chronospecies since fossil reproduction cannot be examined. While these definitions may seem adequate, when looked at more closely they represent problematic species concepts. For example, the boundaries between closely related species become unclear with hybridisation, in a species complex of hundreds of similar microspecies, and in a ring species. Also, among organisms that reproduce only asexually, the concept of a reproductive species breaks down, and each clone is potentially a microspecies.

Sea snail common name for snails that normally live in saltwater

Sea snail is a common name for snails that normally live in salt water, in other words marine gastropods. The taxonomic class Gastropoda also includes snails that live in other habitats, such as land snails and freshwater snails. Many species of sea snails are edible and exploited as food sources by humans.

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Distribution

Description

The maximum recorded shell length is 60 mm. [3]

Habitat

The minimum recorded depth for this species is 400 m; the maximum recorded depth is 400 m. [3]

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References

  1. Petuch E. J. (2002). "New deep water gastropods from the Bimini Shelf, Bimini Chain, Bahamas". Ruthenica12(1): 59-72. abstract.
  2. 1 2 Serpulorbis squamolineatus Petuch, 2002 . WoRMS (2009). Serpulorbis squamolineatus Petuch, 2002. Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=387816 on 9 July 2010.
  3. 1 2 Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi : 10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.