Oenopota levidensis OENLIV-092694-SHIRON-003
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Breeder ID: OENLIV-092694-SHIRON-003
Date received: 9/26/94
Identification: Oenopota levidensis (?)
Geographic origin: NE Pacific
Taxonomy: (after I.C.Z.N.)
Species levidensis (?)
Duration male(yr): 2+
Size male (mm): 5 – 7
Duration female 1 (yr): 2+
Size female 1 (mm): 5 – 7
Broodstock notes: Collected in shallow water, Oregon biome, 3 – 10 meters below MLLW
Physical differences: Male has large penis on right side of mantle cavity
Adult diet: Live polychaetes Owenia fusiformis
Pre-spawning activity: Copulation 1 – 2 months prior to oviposition. Will spawn in clean glass containers. DO NOT wash with soap, DO NOT feed during oviposition.
Time spawning began: night, mid Dec – Feb
Area spawning occurred: vertical surface, 1 – 3 cm above bottom.
Frequency of spawning: for 1-3 nights, spawning females
Egg description: lenticular capsule 3 – 5 mm in may lay 1 -3 capsules per night diameter
Approximate quantity: 90 – 260
Size: 290 micrometers
Egg changes / development:
Incubation period: 20 – 70 days
Time hatching occurred: n/a
Size of hatching larvae: 1 mm
Newly hatched appearance: Newly hatched veligers are phototactic for a few days. Larvae develop demersally for up to 7 weeks prior to metamorphosis
Transfer / removal method: Left in container until hatched, then removed to rearing tank
Spawning tank size (liter): 25
Sides of tank covered? No
Lighting & photoperiod: ambient
Filtration: 25 ml beaker with fresh filtered seawater daily
Additives and dosages: Penicillin, 10 ml @ 0.1% to retard bacterial growth
Water temperature (F): 46-53
Fry development / changes: Typical neogastropod veliger, “butterfly” shaped velum with orange granules around edge.
First food offered: Duneliella, Isochrysis, and Phaesdactlum daily
Second food offered:
Development description: Typical gastropod development. See Shimek, R.L., 1986, International Journal of Reproductive Development, 10:313-334
Rearing tank size (liter) 500 (1 x 1 x.5 meters)
Sides of tank covered?
Lighting & photoperiod: ambient
Filtration: open system, 5 – 10 volume change per hour
Comments: (10/18/96) Detailed taxonomic information or physical description is not presently available.
Word origin: oen, -o, =us, (Greek), wine. pot, -a, -I, -o, (Greek), drink. The species name could have several different word root combinations: levi, (Latin), smooth, light. dens, (Latin), thick, a tooth, -ens, =e, =is, (Latin) belonging to. ensi, -s, (Latin), sword.
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