Tiberia nitidula

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Tiberia nitidula
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Drawing of a Tiberia nitidula shell
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Infraclass: Euthyneura
Order: Panpulmonata
Family: Pyramidellidae
Genus: Tiberia
Species:
T. nitidula
Binomial name
Tiberia nitidula
(A. Adams, 1860)
Synonyms
  • Obeliscus nitidula (A. Adams, 1860)
  • Pyramidella nitidula (A. Adams, 1860)
  • Syrnola nitidulaA. Adams, 1860 (original combination)

Tiberia nitidula is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies. [1]

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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Description

The length of the shell measures 7 mm.

Distribution

This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off the Azores and Puerto Rico at a depth of 713 m.

Azores Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean

The Azores, officially the Autonomous Region of the Azores, is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal. It is an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean about 1,360 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, about 1,643 km (1,021 mi) west of Lisbon, in continental Portugal, about 1,507 km (936 mi) northwest of Morocco, and about 1,925 km (1,196 mi) southeast of Newfoundland, Canada.

Puerto Rico Unincorporated territory of the United States

Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and briefly called Porto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southeast of Miami, Florida.

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References

  1. Rosenberg, G. (2015). Tiberia nitidula (A. Adams, 1860). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=739738 on 2015-04-18