This annelid trochophore, like the molluscan
veligers, was capable of a low rate of capture per encounter while prototroch and metatroch beat.
The aim of this study was to analyze the molluscan
assemblages on sandstone reefs at three different beaches in Ceara State in northeast Brazil, investigating their variation among sites and the sizes of the rock pools.
Previously, we developed a molluscan
in vitro technique that allows us to study cellular differentiation (Myogenic, Neurogenic, and Ciliary differentiation) .
The only species of boring sponge found in the study area is Cliona celata; however, the holes created by boring sponges can easily be distinguished from those created by the molluscan
predators examined in our study.
Hobart (Editors), The history, present condition, and future of the molluscan
fisheries of North and Central America and Europe, Vol.
Gielens, "Reversible heat inactivation of copper sites precedes thermal unfolding of molluscan
(Rapanathomasiana) hemocyanin," Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, vol.
shells have been found important for various commercial purposes like poultry feed, shell lime, cement, lime industries, calcium resources, industrial raw material, fisheries, handicrafts and interior decoration [15, 34, 38, 46].
A Checklist and Spatial Distribution of Molluscan
Fauna in Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep, India.
The coastline of the northern Red Sea coast is rich with intertidal molluscan
shells that are affected by several taphonomic processes, such as disarticulation, encrustation, bioerosion, abrasion and fragmentation.
The Florida Keys provide a unique environment that supports a huge range of molluscan
While some common molluscan
shell microstructures such as prismatic, crossed-lamellar and foliated calcite occur in Cambrian molluscs (Runnegar 1985), the textures amongst early molluscs are diverse and often unusual (Kouchinsky 2000).
The primary objectives of this talk are as follows: 1) to put the genus Unionicola into taxonomic perspective; 2) to provide you with a general life cycle of these water mites; 3) to characterize the precise nature of the symbiotic association between these mites and their molluscan
hosts; 4) to discuss some of my behavioral research involving Unionicola mites and how these studies have changed our perception about what it means to be a species in the context of these mites; 5) to provide you with a framework regarding the phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of Unionicola mites; and 6) to leave you with insights regarding future directions of my research program involving these mites.