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Shell repair in the freshwater gastropod Bithynia tentaculata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cadée, G.C. (2015). Shell repair in the freshwater gastropod Bithynia tentaculata (Linnaeus, 1758). Vita Malacologica 13: 31-34
In: Vita Malacologica. Dutch Malacological Society = Nederlandse Malacologische Vereniging: Leiden. ISSN 1572-6371, meer
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    Bithynia tentaculata (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Author keywords
    Freshwater gastropods; Bithynia tentaculata; predation; shell repair; The Netherlands; Lake IJssel

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Abstract
    A large sample rich in empty Bithynia tentaculata(Linnaeus, 1758) was collected in a drift-line along Lake IJssel,The Netherlands. Of 400 adult Bithynia shells 62 (15.5%)showed repair of a damaged outer lip, most probably due tofailed attacks by predators. The roach Rutilus rutilus (Linnaeus,1758) was probably its main shell-crushing predator here.However, repair after physical damage by waves breaking onthe stones of the dike cannot be excluded completely.

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