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Batillaria attramentaria (Japanese false cerith)

Synonyms: Cerithium attramentarium

Wikipedia Abstract

Batillaria attramentaria, common name the Japanese false cerith, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Batillariidae.
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Invasive Species

Batillaria attramentaria, commonly known as the Asian hornsnail, was introduced to America from Japan at some point in the late 1920s and early 1930s. It is found in the United States in California and Washington. The Asian hornsnail has become a problem because it displaces the native snail, Ceritidea californica, through superior competition for benthic diatom food resources. Its relative success over the native snail is aided due to its resistance to parasites that affect C. californica.
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Parasitized by 
Cercaria batillariae <Unverified Name>[1]


East Pacific; North America;



Species recognized by Bouchet P., 2013-01-07, WoRMS Mollusca: World Marine Mollusca database in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Invasive Status provided by Global Invasive Species Database Downloaded on 10 May 2011.
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