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Limacina helicina (helicid pteropod)


Wikipedia Abstract

Limacina helicina is a species of small swimming predatory sea snail in the family Limacinidae, which belong to the group commonly known as sea butterflies (Thecosomata). Limacina helicina is a keystone species of mesozooplankton in Arctic pelagic ecosystems. The first written record of this species was by Friderich Martens from Spitsbergen in 1675. Limacina helicina was also observed during an 1773 expedition to the Arctic led by Constantine John Phipps on the ships HMS Racehorse and on HMS Carcass and the species was described one year later, in 1774.
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Prey / Diet



East Pacific; North America; Western Atlantic Ocean;

External References



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