Title

Taxonomy of marine gastropod shells found in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur

Date of Publication

1997

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Biology

College

College of Science

Department/Unit

Biology

Abstract/Summary

A taxonomic study of marine gastropod shells found in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur was conducted in April and November 1996. The collection of shells was done along the shore and the intertidal area up to fifteen feet deep. The collection site has a sandy, coralline substratum. A total of twenty-nine species of gastropod shells were collected and classified under one subclass, four orders, two suborders, ten superfamilies, fifteen families, and seventeen genera. The most represented genera were Cypraea having eight species and Conus having six species. Three species of Conus are poisonous according to Mr. Jaime Cabrera of the National Museum (personal communication). These are Conus virgo, Conus capitaneus and Conus rattus. The live specimen collected were Cypraea annulus, Cypraea caputserpentis, Ovula ovum, Cassis cornuta, Vasum turbinellum, Conus virgo, and Terebra maculata.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU07612

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

81 leaves

Keywords

Gastropoda--Research; Shells--Ilocos Sur; Marine biology

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