Project 189: T. Huelsken, C. Marek, S. Schreiber, I. Schmidt, M. Hollmann. 2008. The Naticidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of Giglio Island (Tuscany, Italy): Shell characters, live animals, and a molecular analysis of egg masses. Zootaxa. 1770:1-40.
Specimen: Tectonatica sagraiana (RUB/BC:#47-1)
View: Apertural

Abstract

We investigated the occurence of members of the predatory caenogastropod family
Naticidae in the littoral of the island of Giglio, Tuscany, Italy. We recorded a total of
8 species, all but one represented by both empty shells and living specimens. As most
studies of Mediterranean naticids are based solely on empty shells, we here provide
images of living animals for 7 out of the 8 species encountered; for several of these
species this is the first photographic documentation of the animal.
Our survey included a systematic collection of egg masses (sand collars) which
were hatched in the laboratory. The larvae obtained as well as the sand collars
themselves were used for molecular analysis of the species based on gene fragments
of mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI), histone 3 (H3), the
mitochondrial 16S rRNA (16S), and 18S rRNA (18S). We show that such molecular
analysis allows the confirmation of the identity of naticid species without having
access to adult specimens or shells. This approach identified one additional naticid
species for which no adult specimens or shells were found. Additionally, our
molecular analysis allows consideration of naticid phylogeny.


Read the article »

Project DOI: 10.7934/P189, http://dx.doi.org/10.7934/P189
This project contains
  • 72 Media
  • 13 Taxa
  • 36 Specimens
Total size of project's media files: 100 MB

Download Project SDD File
Currently Viewing:
MorphoBank Project 189


    Members

    member name taxa specimens media media
    notes
    Thomas Huelsken
    Project Administrator
    Last logged in 09/04/11
    13367212
    Michael Hollmann
    Full membership
    Last logged in 03/08/08
    0000


    Project has no matrices defined.



    Project views

    type number of views Individual items viewed (where applicable)
    Total project views54028
    Media views32125M14568 (395 views); Media search (3969 views); M14570 (628 views); M14576 (353 views); M14574 (410 views); M14567 (375 views); M14584 (389 views); M14566 (398 views); M14579 (415 views); M14577 (407 views); M14586 (396 views); M14578 (413 views); M14592 (391 views); M14587 (413 views); M14595 (393 views); M14588 (448 views); M14632 (418 views); M14626 (389 views); M14575 (400 views); M14597 (412 views); M14565 (442 views); M14572 (406 views); M14635 (378 views); M14614 (363 views); M14569 (365 views); M14624 (362 views); M14601 (375 views); M14573 (394 views); M14602 (368 views); M14594 (404 views); M14623 (395 views); M14606 (329 views); M14621 (391 views); M14616 (411 views); M14633 (433 views); M14600 (442 views); M14590 (374 views); M14630 (377 views); M14591 (392 views); M14636 (413 views); M14615 (379 views); M14634 (385 views); M14613 (359 views); M14618 (396 views); M14612 (373 views); M14604 (353 views); M14607 (393 views); M14589 (396 views); M14581 (395 views); M14631 (405 views); M14622 (373 views); M14611 (408 views); M14593 (324 views); M14608 (373 views); M14571 (405 views); M14583 (369 views); M14609 (412 views); M14582 (374 views); M14625 (372 views); M14620 (375 views); M14629 (407 views); M14603 (375 views); M14605 (374 views); M14599 (378 views); M14617 (389 views); M14619 (383 views); M14610 (342 views); M14627 (389 views); M14628 (354 views); M14596 (362 views); M14580 (419 views); M14585 (339 views); M14598 (369 views);
    Project overview2665
    Specimen list13431
    Taxon list3454
    Views for media list2353




    Project downloads

    type number of downloads Individual items downloaded (where applicable)
    Total downloads from project185
    Project downloads183
    Media downloads2M14632 (1 download); M14568 (1 download);