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A grazer (Ref. 96376).Members of the order Archaeogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).
Gibbula umbilicalis Da Costa, 1778 Purple topshell Classification Identification Biology Distribution Links Bibliography Update Print Send: Classification: Latin name: Gibbula umbilicalis (Da Costa, 1778) Synonyms: Classification: Prosobranchia ( Milne-Edwards, 1848 ) ( Sea snails ).
Top shells, particularly Gibbula umbilicalis, and Littorina neritoides were abundant on the exposed shore but were not present on the sheltered shore. Also on the exposed shore Mytilus edulis, the mussels, and Paracentrotus lividus, the purple sea urchins, were abundant, and Actinea equina, the red sea anemones, were occasional while none of these species were found on the sheltered shore site.
Gibbula umbilicalis is found on western shores of the UK as far north as Scotland and on suitable shores in Ireland. It is absent from the North Sea coast and eastern English Channel. It is absent from the North Sea coast and eastern English Channel.Learn More
Gibbula umbilicalis (da Costa, 1778) (Flat Topshell, Purple Topshell, Flat Top Shell).Learn More
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In south and west Ireland these coralline pools may be dominated by the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus and the seaweed diversity is generally low due to the grazing pressure of P. lividus, the top shells Gibbula cineraria and Gibbula umbilicalis, and winkles such as Littorina littorea.Learn More
Marine Species Identification Portal: Gibbula umbilicalis. (da Costa, 1778) Description (shell): Shell similar to Gibbula cineraria but distinguished by a markedly cyrtoconoid shape (especially in older shells), a more angular last whorl (especially in younger shells), fewer (8-11) spiral ridges on base of last whorl and larger and more circular umbilicus ( G. umbilicalis-drawing ).Learn More
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The Purple Topshell (Gibbula umbilicalis) is a species of gastropod. This species is found on coasts which border the Atlantic and English Channel, and inhabits middle and lower shore. This species can reach 17mm high, but is wider than it is high. There are about 7 whorls. Gallery Underside of Purple Topshell Add a photo to this gallery Purple Topshell.Learn More
An Introduction to the Common Topshell 117 FIG.3. Shells of the four species of topshell most commonly found on British rocky shores. (a) A purple topshell, Gibbula umbilicalis (da Costa 1778).(b) The grey topshell or silver tommy.Learn More
Until around 2000, the marine gastropod Gibbula umbilicalis (Da Costa 1778) was previously only present as far east as the Isle of Wight on the south coast of England. Since 2000 the range of Gibbula umbilicalis has extended 140km eastwards with records now present as far along the coast as Kent. Since the 1990s temperatures in the English Channel have increased faster (and to higher levels.Learn More
Shallow rockpools throughout the eulittoral zone on exposed to moderately exposed shores dominated by the brown seaweed Sargassum muticum and the red seaweed Corallina officinalis. Other brown seaweeds, including the kelp Laminaria saccharina, Laminaria digitata and the wrack Fucus serratus may occur along with Dictyota dichotoma, but S. muticum always dominates.Learn More
Shell colour similar to Gibbula umbilicalis, but with reticulate rather than striped pattern on base of last whorl; some shells homogeneous coppery red, green, or black, with or without red or white spiral bands at periphery. Animal: Like Gibbula umbilicalis. Colour, however, is greyish rather than yellow.Learn More
Classification unranked Biota kingdom Animalia phylum Mollusca class Gastropoda family Trochidae genus Gibbula subgenus Gibbula (Steromphala) J E Gray, 1847 species Gibbula ardens (Salis Marschlins, 1793) species Gibbula candei (d'Orbigny, 1840) species Gibbula fanulum (Gmelin, 1791).Learn More