Buccinidae


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Buccinidae

[bək′sin·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of marine gastropod mollusks in the order Neogastropoda containing the whelks in the genus Buccinum.
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Taxonomic notes on South African marine Mollusca (5): including descriptions of new taxa of Rissoidae, Cerithiidae, Tonnidae, Cassididae, Buccinidae, Fasciolariidae, Turbinellidae, Turridae, Architectonicidae, Epitoniidae, Limidae and Thraciidae.
Description of new species of Phos and Nassarius from south-eastern Africa (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Buccinidae, Nassariidae).
1985), and the presence of male characters in females in at least 12 Buccinidae genera (Power & Keegan 2001) has lead to the hypothesis that knobbed whelks may be protandric hermaphrodites that initially mature as males and then undergo functional sex reversal at larger sizes (Walker 1988).
The activity against fewer biofilm bacteria observed in Cronia margariticola and in other gastropod egg masses of Cassidae, Conidae, Cypraeidae, Alplysidae, and Buccinidae in the present study could be influenced by their stage of development.