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Mediterranean triton Charonia lampas lampas (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda): report on captive breeding

Mauro CAVALLARO orcid id orcid.org/0000-0001-6054-0867 ; Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell’Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy
Enrico NAVARRA ; Associazione KURMA, via Andria 8, c/o Acquario Comunale di Messina-CESPOM, 98123 Messina, Italy
Annalisa DANZÉ ; Associazione KURMA, via Andria 8, c/o Acquario Comunale di Messina-CESPOM, 98123 Messina, Italy
Giuseppa DANZÈ ; Associazione KURMA, via Andria 8, c/o Acquario Comunale di Messina-CESPOM, 98123 Messina, Italy
Daniele MUSCOLINO ; Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell’Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy
Filippo GIARRATANA ; Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell’Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy


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Abstract

Two females and a male triton of Charonia lampas lampas (Linnaeus, 1758) were collected from March 2010 to September 2012 in S. Raineri peninsula in Messina, (Sicily, Italy). They were reared in a tank at the Aquarium of Messina. Mussels, starfish, and holothurians were provided as feed for the tritons. Spawning occurred in November 2012, lasted for 15 days, yielding a total number of 500 egg capsules, with approximately 2.0-3.0 x 103 eggs/capsule. The snail did not eat during the month, in which spawned. Spawning behavior and larval development of the triton was described.

Keywords

Charonia lampas lampas, Gastropod, triton, veliger, reproduction

Hrčak ID:

171647

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/171647

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