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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
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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.
Christian Robin Bout, Los Gatos High School, "The Effects of Ocean Acidification on the Growth and Health of Trochus Snails"
Marine edible gastropods of the Indian coasts include limpets, trochids, whelks, the sacred chank, olives, the green snail etc.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].Flores-Garza et al [15] reported 18 species of edible gastropods along Acapulco's Bahia de Santa Lucia bay, Mexico.Tabugo et al [44] noted that in the Island of Hadji Panglima Tahil, in the province of Sulu, Philippines, natives fed edible gastropods to their young ones to strengthen the teeth as they are a good source of iodine and calcium.Similar results on edible gastropods were also reported by Koutsoubas [23], Lakshmi [26] and Hamli et al [19].
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.B.
His main reason for leaving home was economic: 'The prices on pearl and trochus [shells] was going down and most of the men-folk they left their home seeking for a better job to support their families.' Similar to many migrant men of his generation, he initially found employment in railway construction: T worked on the railway because a lot of my family [did too].
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.
J.K.P., 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.