Egg-Laying Behavior in Lithasia armigera (Say, 1821) (Gastropoda: Cerithioidea: Pleuroceridae)

Jeremy Tiemann, Trisha Gibson, Jacqualyn Halmbacher, G. Thomas Watters

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Lithasia armigera (Armored Rocksnail) is an imperiled pleurocerid (Gastropoda: Cerithioidea: Pleuroceridae) historically found throughout the Ohio River drainage. Its reproductive behaviors, like most aquatic gastropods, are poorly understood. We began propagating Armored Rocksnail in captivity, and herein report on the egg-laying behaviors of the species. These data can help natural resource and conservation managers prepare propagation and recovery plans to help conserve at-risk species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)N27-N29
JournalNortheastern Naturalist
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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