| Author||Gerhard C. Cadée|
|Title||Shell repair in the freshwater gastropod Bithynia tentaculata (Linnaeus, 1758)|
|Keywords||Freshwater gastropods; Bithynia tentaculata; predation; shell repair; The Netherlands; Lake IJssel|
|Abstract||A large sample rich in empty Bithynia tentaculata|
(Linnaeus, 1758) was collected in a drift-line along Lake IJssel,
The Netherlands. Of 400 adult Bithynia shells 62 (15.5%)
showed repair of a damaged outer lip, most probably due to
failed attacks by predators. The roach Rutilus rutilus (Linnaeus,
1758) was probably its main shell-crushing predator here.
However, repair after physical damage by waves breaking on
the stones of the dike cannot be excluded completely.
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