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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Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. In Chrysomallon squamiferumthe soft parts of the animal occupy approximately two whorls of the interior of the shell. 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. The software Tracer v.

The Negro of Banyoles. The Museum has recently received specimens of the enigmatic deep-sea vent snail, Chrysomallon squamiferumthe scaly-foot snail.

The purpose of this analysis was to demonstrate the differentiation among the populations of C. Views Read Edit View history. Three whorls, globose with depressed spire, tightly coiled. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Scaly-foot gastropod was first discovered in at a depth of over two kilometers in central Indian Ocean, deep within hydrothermal vent fields.


Across the East Pacific Rise the vent limpet Lepetodrilus elevatuscrysomllon with lecithotrophic development, was shown to exhibit significant genetic differentiation Plouviez et al.

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

Abyssochrysoidea from hydrothermal vents”. Email alerts New issue alert. Cycle sequencing reactions were carried out with the protocol: An operculum of juvenile snail. Peltospira operculata McLean, This locality was chosen as type locality because of the large number of specimens available. Melanodrymiidae from sunken wood. The Snail With an Armor of Iron. Receive exclusive squaniferum and updates from Oxford Academic. Exterior often coated by a black layer of iron sulphide.

The snail’s oesophageal gland houses symbiotic gammaproteobacteria from which the snail appears to obtain its nourishment.

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Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Curved, elongate, proteinaceous, not calcified. Interestingly a number of active vents have been inferred between Longqi and Kairei e.

This is what makes rotten eggs smell bad, and is toxic to most organisms. This survey yielded a third population of the scaly-foot gastropod.


Improvement of phylogenies after removing divergent and ambiguously aligned blocks from protein sequence alignments. The distance between Longqi and Kairei is c.

It lives adjacent to both acidic and reducing vent fluid, on the walls of black-smoker chimneys, or directly on diffuse flow sites. Scaly-foot snails were first discovered inat the Kairei vent field in the Indian Ocean.

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Notify me of new posts via email. A new genus and species of neomphalid limpet from the Mariana vents: Dorsal view of Chrysomallon squamiferum showing a mantle cavity overview.

A 3D reconstruction of the digestive system shows the enlarged oesophageal gland, dorsal view. Stuckie The Mummified Dog. Scaly-footed gastropods— Tao et al. Chrysomallon squamiferum is a discrete lineage within Peltospiridae and the three populations are closely similar. Allying with armored snails: Chrysomallon also has a truncated comb-like ending to the marginal teeth, which is present in only the Peltospiridae and Melanodrymiidae.