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Alder's Necklace Shell

Euspira nitida (Donovan 1803)


Euspira nitida (Alder's Necklace Shell) is a species of snails in the family moon snails. This species is extinct. Dead Alder's Necklace Shell form shallow marine sediments. They are surficial modifiers. They are carnivores. Individuals could grow to 14.7 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They are burrowers.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/extinct
  • Definition: A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A \r\ntaxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, \r\nat appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed \r\nto record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s \r\nlife cycle and life form.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Alder's necklace shell. View this species on GBIF