BIOTIC Species Information for Aporrhais serresianus
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Taxonomy
Scientific nameAporrhais serresianus Common nameA gastropod
MCS CodeW431 Recent Synonyms

PhylumMollusca Subphylum
Superclass ClassGastropoda
SubclassProsobranchia OrderMesogastropoda
Suborder FamilyCalyptraeidae
GenusAporrhais Speciesserresianus
Subspecies   

Additional Information
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
General Biology
Growth formTurbinate
Feeding methodDetritivore
Surface deposit feeder
Mobility/MovementBurrower
Crawler
Environmental positionEpifaunal
Infaunal
Typical food typesPlant debris and other detritus HabitFree living
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityNone (< 10 degrees)
FragilityRobust SizeSmall-medium(3-10cm)
HeightNot researched Growth RateNot Researched
Adult dispersal potentialNot researched DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Fish & Fish, 1996, Seaward, 1982, Christensen, 1980, Graham, 1953, Graham, 1955b,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound off the western coasts of Scotland and Ireland as well as the Shetland and Orkney Isles.
Global distributionFound in north-west Europe from Norway to the Shetlands and south to the Azores and in the Meditteranean off the coasts of Greece, Malta and Tunisia.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate to warm temperate. Depth rangeFrom 10 m to 1000 m depth.
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesFine clean sand
Sandy mud
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Biological zoneUpper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Circalittoral Offshore
Bathybenthic (Bathyal)
Wave exposureField unresearched
Tidal stream strength/Water flowField unresearched
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Seaward, 1982, Christensen, 1980,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismNot researched
Reproductive SeasonNot researched Reproductive LocationInsufficient information
Reproductive frequencyAnnual protracted Regeneration potential No
Life span6-10 years Age at reproductive maturity1-2 years
Generation timeNot researched FecundityInsufficient information
Egg/propagule sizeInsufficient information Fertilization typeInternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodNot researched
Duration of larval stage1-2 months   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Fish & Fish, 1996, Lebour, 1933, Seaward, 1982, Graham, 1953,
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