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The first reference to a planorbidae mollusc in Espirito Santo was described by Giemsa & Nauck (1939) and, since then, records on mollusc collections of different orders and species, as well as the occurrence of schistosomiasis in the State, have been reported in a discontinuous way.
Diversity of edible mollusc (Gastropoda and Bivalvia) at selected Divison of Sarawak, Malaysia.
Considering that knowledge of the time of occurrence of mollusc is most important for the establishment of control programs for fasciolosis, and the population studies of the intermediate hosts contribute to the knowledge of the ecology of these, the aim of this study was to monitor the population density of L.
1), certain mollusc species start experiencing some of the previous effects (see comprehensive review from Gazeau et al.
When the mollusc dies, its empty shell might become a temporary home for a hermit crab or a refuge for a small fish.
In favour of calcite are the observations that prisms are remarkably well-preserved in calcitic specimens (Runnegar 1990), and no modern mollusc has an aragonitic outer shell layer and calcitic inner shell layer--those with calcitic inner layers have calcitic outer layers as well (although oysters with such a configuration can have an aragonitic myostracum).
Muscat, Dec 13 (ONA) Oman has a coastline of 3165 km and a unique location, which overlooks the Sea of Oman, the Arabian Gulf, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, which in turn makes the Sultanate own maritime environment that is rich with unique species of marine organisms, especially molluscs which are of high commercial value.
The use of molluscs as biomonitors of heavy metals in coastal zones is well established (Rainbow and Philips 1993).
A team at McGill University in Montreal studied natural materials like mollusc shells, bone and nails and used a 3D laser to engrave microscopic fissures into glass slides.
Dick jumped at this, seeing it as an opportunity to acquire the large and historically important mollusc collections of the Albany and Transvaal museums, in exchange for orphaned collections in the Natal Museum.
In particular, bivalve mollusc shellfish - mussels, clams, oysters and scallops - are filter feeders and can accumulate toxins produced by algae, as well as bacteria and viruses.
used as escargot, or could help advance mollusc pest management research.