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Relations trophiques entre quelques Pyramidelloidea et leurs hôtes
Delongueville, C.; Scaillet, R. (2012). Relations trophiques entre quelques Pyramidelloidea et leurs hôtes. Novapex (Jodoigne) Société 13(1): 3-6
In: Novapex (Jodoigne). Société Belge de Malacologie: Bruxelles. ISSN 1375-7474, more
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Keywords
    Amathina Gray, 1842 [WoRMS]; Amathinidae Ponder, 1987 [WoRMS]; Clathrella Récluz, 1864 [WoRMS]; Odostomia Fleming, 1813 [WoRMS]; Pyramidellidae Gray, 1840 [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Amathinidae - Clathrella - Amathina - Pyramidellidae - Odostomia - Ecology

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  • Delongueville, C.
  • Scaillet, R.

Abstract
    Most of the marine gastropods in the superfamily Pyramidelloidea (Heterobranchs) are predators or external parasites for a wide variety of other marine benthic animal species. The discovery of a specimen of Mimachlamys varia (Pectinidae) bearing two Clathrella clathrata (Amathinidae) in Sicilian waters is here reported. Such association is a reminder that a trophic relation exists between some pyramidellacean gastropods and some marine bivalves. Three of them are illustrated here: Clathrella clathrata on Mimachlamys varia, Amathina tricarinata on Spondylus spinosus and Odostomia eulimoides on Mimachlamys varia.

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