BIOTIC Species Information for Turritella communis
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
General Biology
Growth formTurbinate
Feeding methodPassive suspension feeder
Active suspension feeder
Surface deposit feeder
Sub-surface deposit feeder
Mobility/MovementCrawler
Burrower
Environmental positionInfaunal
Typical food typesSuspended organic particles HabitFree living
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityNone (< 10 degrees)
FragilityRobust SizeSmall-medium(3-10cm)
HeightNot researched Growth RateNot Researched
Adult dispersal potentialNot researched DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary Host forOccasionally a neotenous dwarf form of Capulus ungaricus (L.) (Gastropoda, Prosobranchia).
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Fish & Fish, 1996, Graham, 1988, Graham, 1938, Yonge, 1946b, Thorson, 1965, Yonge & Thompson, 1976, Seaward, 1982, Christensen, 1980, Hayward & Ryland, 1990, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
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