|General Information||Taxonomy and identification||General biology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Reproduction and longevity||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Dennis R. Seaward - One juvenile crawling shell and 5 adults of Truncatella subcylindrica. Also one shell of Paludinella litorina. 1 x 1 mm reference scale.
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Truncatella subcylindrica is not listed under any importance categories.
|Researched by:||Nicola White||Refereed by:||Dennis R. Seaward|
|Phylum||Mollusca||Snails, slugs, mussels, cockles, clams & squid|
|Class||Gastropoda||Snails, slugs & sea butterflies|
|Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland||Recorded from Pagham Harbour, West Sussex; The Solent, Isle of Wight, The Fleet, Dorset and St Mawes Bay, Cornwall.|
|Habitat information||Found in shingle amongst rotting vegetation and fine sediment at a depth of 15 cm, at high water mark and more rarely in muddy habitats under stones at the high water mark. It is often associated with the plants Suaeda maritima, Suaeda vera and Atriplex (Halimione) portulacoides.|
|Description||A buff-coloured snail that grows up to 5 mm high. The animal has a cylindrical snout ending in a rounded mouth disc. It has a peculiar looping gait.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Nicola White 2008. Truncatella subcylindrica. Looping snail. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 24/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=4519>