Russian scientist found an unusual snails in the Arctic
Anomaly in the form of signs of psevdogermafroditizm identified snails of the species Boreocingula martyni living in polluted port Arctic regions, can be used as a marker of the ecological situation in the Arctic.
A strange feature of snails Boreocingula martyni collected in polluted regions of the Arctic was first discovered by Ivan Nekhaev, a scientist from St. Petersburg state University.
Nekhaev considered on the body of the tiny gastropods (the sizes of snails of the genus Boreocingula martyni not exceed half a centimeter) signs of psevdogermafroditizm — in female snails, in particular, showed underdeveloped male genitals.
“In some species of clams have both male and female sexual organs, that is, in this case we are talking about full hermaphroditism. But in the case of snails Boreocingula martyni can only speak about the anomaly, which is characterized psevdogermafroditizm — partial development of the characteristics of one sex from the other,” says a scientist from the laboratory of macroecology and biogeography of invertebrates, St. Petersburg state University.
The fact that snails with signs of psevdogermafroditizm caught in the port areas, which are polluted, in particular, ORGANOTIN compounds, indicates the prospects of using miniature shellfish as markers of environmental pollution.
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