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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Size at first maturity in the Buccinum undatum fishery is also observed to differ between separated resource areas (Hancock 1967, Martel et al.
Sex differences in reproductive investment: maternal care reduces escapes capacity in the whelk Buccinum undatum.
Age determination of Buccinum isaotakii (Gastropoda: Buccinidae) from the growth striae on operculum and growth under laboratory conditions.
Koie (1969) identified four castrating larval trematodes in a Danish population of the common whelk, Buccinum undatum L.
Buccinum undatum is the most abundant carnivore in the benthic community in the Mingan Islands in the northern Gulf of St.
5 cm long, and the whelk Buccinum undatum (Prosobranchia, Neogastropoda, Buccinoidea), 7-9 cm long, were collected in the wild at the Kristineberg Marine Biological Station on the west coast of Sweden, and maintained in aquaria for about two weeks at about 10 [degrees] C.
Mating, development, and effects of female size on offspring number and size in the Neogastropod Buccinum isaotakii (Kira, 1959).
Buccinum undatum exhibited this behavior in the presence of sea stars, which allowed them to quickly detach from the substrate and escape (Harvey et al.
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.