Reishia clavigera

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Reishia clavigera
Thais clavigera 20060825.jpg
Three individuals of Thais clavigera with many egg masses
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Rapaninae
Genus: Reishia
Species: R. clavigera
Binomial name
Reishia clavigera
(Küster, 1860)
Synonyms[1]
  • Purpura clavigera Küster, 1860
  • Thais clavigera (Küster, 1860)
  • Purpura altispiralis Grabau & King, 1928
  • Purpura alveolata var. pechiliensis Grabau & King, 1928

Reishia clavigera is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[2]

This species has been found to be useful as an indicator of the environmental contamination levels of arsenic, copper, and zinc.

Distribution[edit]

This is an intertidal species, found on rocky shores in Malaysia, Singapore and Indo-China.

Description[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Houart, R. (2015). Reishia clavigera (Küster, 1860). In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=397003 on 2016-05-14
  2. ^ Reishia clavigera (Küster, 1860).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 24 April 2010.

External links[edit]

  • Guo X., Zhao D., Jung D., Li Q., Kong L.-F., Ni G., et al. (2015). "Phylogeography of the Rock Shell Thais clavigera (Mollusca): Evidence for Long-Distance Dispersal in the Northwestern Pacific". PLoS ONE 10(7): e0129715. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129715
  • Contamination study [1]
  • Contamination study [2]