About: Cerithidea obtusa is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 21 publications have been published within this topic receiving 82 citations.
TL;DR: Assessment of trace elements in tissues of different plants and snails in a tropical mangrove developing downstream a megacity suggests that high quantity of As in all snails may result from its high bioavailability and from their ability to metabolize As.
Abstract: Mangrove sediments can store high amount of pollutants that can be more or less bioavailable depending on environmental conditions. When in available forms, these elements can be subject to an uptake by mangrove biota, and can thus become a problem for human health. The main objective of this study was to assess the distribution of some trace elements (Fe, Mn, Co, Ni, Cr, As, and Cu) in tissues of different plants and snails in a tropical mangrove (Can Gio mangrove Biosphere Reserve) developing downstream a megacity (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). In addition, we were interested in the relationships between mangrove habitats, sediment quality and bioaccumulation in the different tissues studied. Roots and leaves of main mangrove trees (Avicennia alba and Rhizophora apiculata) were collected, as well as different snail species: Chicoreus capucinus, Littoraria melanostoma, Cerithidea obtusa, Nerita articulata. Trace elements concentrations in the different tissues were determined by ICP-MS after digestion with concentrated HNO3 and H2O2. Concentrations differed between stands and tissues, showing the influence of sediment geochemistry, species specific requirements, and eventually adaptation abilities. Regarding plants tissues, the formation of iron plaque on roots may play a key role in preventing Fe and As translocation to the aerial parts of the mangrove trees. Mn presented higher concentrations in the leaves than in the roots, possibly because of physiological requirements. Non-essential elements (Ni, Cr and Co) showed low bioconcentration factors (BCF) in both roots and leaves, probably resulting from their low bioavailability in sediments. Regarding snails, essential elements (Fe, Mn, and Cu) were the dominant ones in their tissues. Most of snails were "macroconcentrators" for Cu, with BCF values reaching up to 42.8 for Cerithidea obtusa. We suggest that high quantity of As in all snails may result from its high bioavailability and from their ability to metabolize As.
01 Mar 2012
TL;DR: In this article, the authors investigated the nutrient composition and antioxidant activity of Matah Merah (C. obtusa) using proximate contents according to AOAC method, mineral contents using APHA method, and amino acid contents using aOAC algorithm.
Abstract: Antioxidant Activity and Nutrient Composition of Matah Merah Snail (Cerithidea obtusa) Antioxidant compounds are frequently produced by natural foods. Matah Merah Snail (Cerithidea obtusa) is one of fishery commodities which is commonly consumed by society and traditionally used for therapeutic purposes. The aim of this research was to investigate the nutrient composition and antioxidant activity of Matah Merah (C. obtusa). The nutrient compounds were analyzed using proximate contents according to AOAC method, mineral contents using APHA method, and amino acid contents using AOAC method. The results showed that Matah Merah Snail (Cerithidea obtusa) contained 77.5% of moisture, 13.8% of protein, 2.8% of fat, and 4.5% of ash. Analyses of macro- and micro-minerals revealed that the highest level of macro-minerals was sodium 283.45 mg/100 g and the lowest one was calcium 39.78 mg/100 g. The highest level of micro-minerals was selenium 39.25 mg/100 g and the lowest one was copper 0.29 mg/100 g. The highest content of essential amino acids was isoleusin 4.82% and the lowest one was arginine 0.95%. The highest content of non-essential amino acids was glutamic acid 12.08% and the lowest one was cysteine 0.84%. Methanol extract of Matah Merah Snail (C. obtusa) displayed potential antioxidant activities with IC50 value of 58,19 ppm, with IC50 of vitamin C as positive control was 3,555 ppm.
01 Feb 2018
TL;DR: In this article, the structure of gastropods at Avicennia lanata, Rhizophora apiculata and Sonneratia alba was analyzed at Lubuk Kertang Village in February-March 2017.
Abstract: Gastropod was one of the class from mollusca in mangrove ecosystem. Lubuk Kertang Village's mangrove forest was been converted into tourist areas, agricultural land and settlements. The purpose of this study was to analyze the structure of gastropods at Avicennia lanata, Rhizophora apiculata and Sonneratia alba. This research was conducted at Lubuk Kertang Village in February-March 2017. Gastropod were collected in 1 m × 1 m transect in mangrove. Examples of biota were taken by using shovel, then the biota was inserted into a plastic bag sample, wrote date of sampling and identified. The results showed there were 15 species Gastropods, namely Achatina fulica, Cerithidea alata, Cerithidea cingulata, Cerithidea obtusa, Chicoreus capucinus, Cymatium pileare, Ellobium aurimisdae, Ellobium aurisjudae, Littoraria melanostoma, Littoraria scabra, Murex tribulus, Nerita balteata, Nerita planospira, Pugilina cochlidium, Stramonita gradata, Telescopium telescopium and Terebralia sulcata. Diversity index ranged 1.702 to 2.165 was in medium category, Similarity index ranged 0.676 to 0.799 was in low category and Dominance index ranged 0.142 to 0.282 that categorized was low. The highest gastropod density was 31 individuals/m2 in the Sonneratia alba. The conclusion of the research is the existing mangrove ecosystem in Lubuk Kertang Village in a stable state.
TL;DR: The morphological changes during spermiogenesis such as nucleus condensation, acrosome formation and development of the midpiece are described and the taxonomic position of Cerithidea obtusa is confirmed within the Potamididae.
Abstract: . Species of the Potamididae occupy the full range of aquatic habitats and differ not only in the morphology and size of their shells but also in sperm morphology. In the past, several species were classified as Cerithiidae. Characters of the developing and the mature spermatozoa have been used to gain better insight into their taxonomy. Cerithidea obtusa (Lamarck 1822) is the most dominant brackish water gastropod of the mangrove forests in Southern Thailand. Spermatological data are scarce in this species. In order to confirm its taxonomic position within the Potamididae, euspermatogenesis and euspermatozoa are examined by transmission electron microscopy. The morphological changes during spermiogenesis such as nucleus condensation, acrosome formation and development of the midpiece are described.
TL;DR: The gastropod mollusc Cerithidea obtusa was examined for its lipids and fatty acids and the predominant fatty acids were myristic, palmitic, stearic, oleic, linolenic, arachidonic and eicosapentaenoic acids.
Abstract: The gastropod mollusc Cerithidea obtusa was examined for its lipids and fatty acids. The non-polar lipids identified were hydrocarbons, steryl esters, triglycerides, free fatty acids and sterols. The major phospholipid was phosphatidyl choline. The predominant fatty acids were myristic, palmitic, stearic, oleic, linolenic, arachidonic and eicosapentaenoic acids. Combinations of chromatographic techniques have been employed for the qualitative and quantitative determination of the lipids and fatty acids of C. obtusa .