DeFolin's lagoon snail - Caecum armoricum - General information
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| Researched by:
|| Refereed by:
||Dennis R. Seaward
||Snails, slugs, mussels, cockles, clams & squid
||Snails, slugs & sea butterflies
| Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland
||Only recorded living from The Fleet, Dorset. One shell record from Connemara, W. Ireland (J.E. Phorson, per. comm..)
| Habitat information
||Restricted to lagoonal shingle at the water level in positions where sea water percolates into the fleet through Chesil beach. Only recorded in the UK by Seaward (1987) in the mid and lower Fleet, Dorset, where it lives in the spaces between 1-2 cm size pebbles.
||A minute snail, up to 2 mm long. Its shell is neither spirally coiled nor limpet-shaped, but forms a small, short, slightly curved tube open at one end and closed at the other by a septum.
This review can be cited as follows:
Nicola White 2007.
DeFolin's lagoon snail.
Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line].
Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.
Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=2831>