Current Situation of Stramonita heamastoma (Linnaeus 1758) (Gasteropod Mollusk) in the Western Coast of Algeria

Khadidja Meziane, Ahmed Kerfouf


Stramonita heamstoma is carnivorous gastropod mollusk who is feeding on bivalves and sessile macrofauna. The ecobiological study of this gastropod on the Algerian west coast has demonstrated the presence of significant populations in the zone Z3 with a density of 1,117 ind / mlc, as saying in the other study areas (Z1 and Z2), populations are less significant. This species shares the rock substrate with other mollusks and obeys all anthropogenic pressures that act more or less on their survival.


Stramonita heamstoma; gastropod; mollusk; density; anthropogenic pressures.

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