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Lottia alveus (Conrad, 1831)

Eelgrass limpet

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Patella alveus Conrad, 1831 (original combination); Acmaea alveus (Conrad, 1831); Collisella alveus (Conrad, 1831)

 

Conservation Status

Extinct (Régnier et al., 2009; Cowie et al., 2017)

Last record: 1929 (1933?)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

This species went extinct due to the decline of eel grass, which suffered from wasting disease as a result of a particular slime mold.

 

Distribution

Canada (Labrador) & USA (Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York)

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

ANSP  39044

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Conrad, T. A. (1831). Descriptions of fifteen new species of Recent, three of fossil shells, chiefly from the coast of the United States. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 6(2): 256-268, plate 11.

 

Other references:

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Bouchet, P. (1996a). Lottia alveus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 27 January 2012.

Bouchet, P. 1996b. Lottia alveus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T12382A3339013. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T12382A3339013.en. Accessed on 18 June 2022.

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. and Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 pp.

Carlton, James T. (1993). Neoextinctions of Marine Invertebrates. American Zoologist 33(6): 499-509. [Abstract]

Carlton, James T., Vermeij, G. J., Lindberg, D. R., Carlton, D.A., Dudley, E. C. (1991). The first historical extinction of a marine invertebrate in an ocean basin—the demise of the eelgrass limpet Lottia alveus. Biological Bulletin 180(1): 72-80.

Cowie, Robert H., Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît, and Bouchet, Philippe. (2017). Measuring the Sixth Extinction: what do mollusks tell us? The Nautilus 131(1): 3-41.

Dali, W. H. (1914). Notes on some northwest coast acmaeas. Nautilus 28: 13-15.

Gould, Stephen Jay. (1993). Eight Little Piggies. W. W. Norton & Co. 479 pp.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Jackson, H. (1907). The differences between the two New England species of Acmuea. Nautilus 21: 1-5, 24.

Lindberg, David R. (1986). Name changes in the “Acmaeidae.” Veliger 29: 142-148.

McLean, J. H. (1966). West American prosobranch Gastropoda: superfamilies Patellacea, Pleurotomariacea, and Fissurellacea. Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Morse, E. S. (1910). An early stage of Acmaea. Proc. BOX Sot. Natl. Hist. 34: 3 13-323.

Morse, E. S. (1921). Observations on the Living Gasteropods of New England. Peabody Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. Moskalev, L. I. 1967. Collisella angusta, n. sp. Pp. 18.

Moskalev, L. I. (1967). Collisella angusta, n. sp. pp. 18-19 in A. N. Golikov and O. A. Scarlato. Molluscs of the Possiet Bay (the Sea of Japan) and their ecology. Trudy Zoo/. Inst. Leningrad 42: 5-154 (in Russian).

Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît and Bouchet, Philippe. (2009). Not Knowing, Not Recording, Not Listing: Numerous Unnoticed Mollusk Extinctions. Conservation Biology 23(5): 1214-1221.

Sumner, F. B., R. C. Osburn, and L. J. Cole. (1913). A biological survey of the waters of Woods Hole and vicinity. Section III. A catalogue of the marine fauna. Bull. Bur. Fisheries 31: 545-794.

http://www.sararegistry.gc.ca/species/speciesDetails_e.cfm?sid=175

http://www.bily.com/pnwsc/web-content/Articles/Collecting%20Lottia%20alveus%20%5Bparallela%5D%20in%20Boundary%20Bay,%20B.C..pdf

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/13573/eelgrass-limpet

 

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