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Maculated Top Shell

Trochus maculatus Linnaeus 1758

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Trochus maculatus (Maculated Top Shell) is a species of snails in the family top snails. This species is extinct. They are native to Mascarene Islands, Seychelles, and Kenyan Exclusive Economic Zone. Dead Maculated Top Shell form shallow marine sediments. Individuals could grow to 6 cm. They have sexual reproduction.

  • 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.
  • Attribution: http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria
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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 maculated top shell. View this species on GBIF