trochus


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

trochus

(ˈtrəʊkəs)
n
1. (Games, other than specified) (in ancient Greece and Rome) a hoop or wheel, as used in play or exercise
2. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece and Rome) a hoop or wheel, as used in play or exercise
3. (Animals) a member of a genus of sea snails (Trochus) that have flat-based spiral shells
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
Cuming, before our voyage procured here ninety species of sea-shells, and this does not include several species not yet specifically examined, of Trochus, Turbo, Monodonta, and Nassa.
Milnne Edwards, 1848) Gastropods Gastropoda Diodora gibberula (Lamarck, 1822) Cellana radiata (Born, 1778) Trochus radiates (Gmelin, 1791) Trochus tentorium (Gmelin,1791) Umbonium vestiarium (Linnaeus, 1758) Trochus stellatus (Gmelin, 1791) Trochus maculates (Linnaeus, 1758) Clanculus guineensis (Gmelin, 1791) Astraea stellata (Gmlin, 1791) Astraea semicostata (Kiener, 1850) Clypeomorus bifasciatus (Sowerby II, 1855) Clypeomorus moniliferus (Kiener, 1841) Telescopium telescopium (Linnaeus, 1758) Potamides cingulatus (Gmelin, 1791) Ischnochiton australis (G.
Some species of Trochus and Turbo are exploited on a subsistence basis, for edible purposes by many fishermen families at Ramanathapuram, Rameswaram and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu [39].
From gastropod inhabit among/under intertidal rocks: Diodora, Trochus, Planaxis, Cronia, Lunella, Nerita, Cerithium, Cypraea and Hexaplex.
Savage also recounts how she (particularly as the eldest child) and her sisters would help out their father after their mother died, by diving for trochus shells to sell.
Bioactive Potential of Coral Associated Gastropod, Trochus tentorium of Gulf of Mannar, Southeastern India.
56) The final component of Richards's proposal was a 'general survey of the economic resources, especially in respect to trochus, beche-de-mer, pearl-shell, sponges, and turtle-shell'.
Other marine organisms are harvested are Trochus, Green snails, octopuses, sea cucumbers, Shellfishes, aquarium fishes etc.
Larval development, settlement and metamorphosis of the tropical gastropod Trochus niloticus Linnaeus.
En el Oeste del Oceano Indico, Este del Pacifico y el Sudeste Asiatico, el caracol verde (Turbo marmoratus), el caracol Trochus (Trochus niloticus) y los caracoles denominados abulones pertenecientes al genero Haliotis tienen una alta demanda (Kitutani & Yamakawa 1999); asi como las especies Rapana venosa y R.
The type species of Agathodonta, by original designation, is Trochus dentiger d'Orbigny, 1843 (an unjustified emendation of Trochus dentigerus d'Orbigny, 1843) from the Lower Cretaceous (Neocomian) of north-eastern France, which has recently been shown to be a junior synonym of Littorina elegans Deshayes in Leymerie, 1842 (Kollmann 2005).