Event Title

Analysis and Comparison of Protected and Exploited Toothshell (Nerita scabricosta) on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

Presenter Information

Emilia Escobar

Presentation Type

Poster & Oral Presentation

College

College of Natural Sciences

Major

Biology

Location

Event Center B

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Belisario Ventura

Start Date

2-27-2013 10:10 AM

End Date

2-27-2013 6:00 PM

Abstract

Tooth snails, Nerita scabricosta (Gastropoda: Nertidae) are gathered for food along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Snails reside on both vertical and horizontal surfaces of rocky intertidal beaches. We assessed snail density, size distribution, and spatial dispersion pattern of these snails at three sites with progressively decreasing levels of protection from human access.

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Feb 27th, 10:10 AM Feb 27th, 6:00 PM

Analysis and Comparison of Protected and Exploited Toothshell (Nerita scabricosta) on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

Event Center B

Tooth snails, Nerita scabricosta (Gastropoda: Nertidae) are gathered for food along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Snails reside on both vertical and horizontal surfaces of rocky intertidal beaches. We assessed snail density, size distribution, and spatial dispersion pattern of these snails at three sites with progressively decreasing levels of protection from human access.