The present study gives a formal name to the ‘scaly-foot gastropod’, Chrysomallon squamiferum n. gen., n. sp. with Longqi vent field as the type. As greigite is magnetic, the animal actually sticks to magnets. The three known populations of Chrysomallon squamiferum: Kairei, Longqi. Chrysomallon squamiferum Chen, Linse, Copley, & Rogers, For more multimedia, look at Chrysomallon squamiferum on Wikimedia Commons.

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Dorsal view of Chrysomallon squamiferum showing a mantle cavity overview. There is so many things in the world yet to discover. Chrysomallon squamiferum is a discrete lineage within Peltospiridae and the three populations are closely similar.

Scaly-foot Gastropod: The Snail With an Armor of Iron

The ctenidium provides oxygen for the suamiferum, but the circulatory system is enlarged beyond the scope of other similar vent gastropods. Curved, elongate, proteinaceous, not calcified. The sea snail with a shell made of armor! The Snail With an Armor of Iron.

Sign In or Create an Account. Multispiral, concentric in juveniles. Range and proportion to shell diameter calculated from 50 specimens across a size range.


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Numerous papers have been published on various aspects of the biology and ecology of this species e. In Peltospiridae this is not the case and species do not have distinct copulatory organs or modifications of the cephalic tentacles Fretter, ; Israelsson, The middle organic layer acts as padding to dissipate further the mechanical strain and energy generated by a squeezing attack, such as by the claws of a crab, making it less likely that the mollusc’s brittle inner shell will crack.

New Archaeogastropod limpets from hydrothermal vents: Map created using Esri ArcMap v. The pairwise COI divergence between representatives of the five described peltospirid genera averages Consensus tree reconstructed using Bayesian inference from a bp fragment of COI gene sqquamiferum species of Peltospiridae and Chrysomallon squamiferum n.

Articles with Japanese-language external links CS1 maint: This is what makes rotten eggs smell bad, and is toxic to most organisms. The Museum received a set of five specimens as part of the description process, which will serve as key references for scientists who wish to study this extraordinary species in the future. Used as an adjective.

Panmixia in a fragmented and unstable environment: Shell measurements were carried out with digital vernier callipers. Specimens from Longqi closely resemble those cfysomallon Kairei. Average shell diameter 32 mm for adults specimensmaximum shell diameter The Longqi population has black sclerites and shell like the Kairei population, although the sclerite is more elongate, while the Solitaire population has white sclerites and brown shell because of a lack of iron sulphide Nakamura et al.


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This extends the distribution of C. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Cusp of central tooth blunt-ended, not crenulated. Shifts to curved, bent shape in adult Chen et al. Although 2, km is not a particularly long distance for vent species to maintain connectivity e.

It has not been formally named, despite attracting swuamiferum attention from both scientists and the general public alike, although a manuscript name has occasionally been used in various sources.