Adelomelon ancilla   (Lightfoot, 1786)

ancilla volute

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Volutidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 10 - 600 m (Ref. 87801).  Tropical; 29°S - 54°S, 77°W - 46°W (Ref. 83435)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic. Tropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 21.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

In shallow water near the shore, inhabiting mixed gravel and sand bottoms, (Ref. 106093). It is found on rocky bottoms with cobbles and shells from depths of 10 to 600 m (Ref. 87801). Infaunal (Ref. 106093). Usually carries on its shell the anemone Antholoba achates, which also lives attached to hard substrates within the same area. Feeds mainly on bivalves and secondarily on gastropods (Ref. 106092). Captures live prey by tightly engulfing it with the foot (Ref. 106093). The spawn consists of a single large ovate egg which is attached to the substrate. There are 2 to 8 embryos that develop within the capsule and it emerges as crawling juveniles. Direct development (Ref. 87801).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

The spawn consists of a single large ovate egg which is attached to the substrate. There are 2 to 8 embryos that develop within the capsule and it emerges as crawling juveniles. Direct development.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rosenberg, G. 2009. (Ref. 83435)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 4.5 - 10.5, mean 6.7 (based on 324 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown