Buccinum


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Buccinum

 

a genus of gastropods whose shells reach a height of 16 cm. There are 65 species, distributed from the littoral to abyssal zones in temperate and frigid oceanic waters of the northern hemisphere. The mollusks are saprophages and predators. Their development does not include pelagic larvae. Buccinum are hunted for their beautiful shells and for the edible muscular outgrowth of their ventral wall.

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Growth and reproduction of the common whelk Buccinum undatum in west Cotentin (Channel), France.
Mating, development, and effects of female size on offspring number and size in the Neogastropod Buccinum isaotakii (Kira, 1959).
Reproductive cycle ad seasonal feeding activity of the neogastropod Buccinum undatum.
The same behavior was found for the whelk Buccinum undatum, with mean values of 12.
Fine structure of the secretory epithelium in the hypobranchial gland of the prosobranch gastropod mollusk Buccinum undatum L.