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Malea pomum Brown Striped Snail

Malea pomumis commonly referred to as Brown Striped Snail. Difficulty in the aquarium: Experts only! Very hard to keep. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Malea pomum

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lexID:
11060 
AphiaID:
217025 
Scientific:
Malea pomum 
German:
Tonnenschnecke 
English:
Brown Striped Snail 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Tonnidae (Family) > Malea (Genus) > pomum (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Australia, China, Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Madagascar, Mauritius, New Zealand, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Red Sea, Tansania, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
3 - 60 Meter 
Size:
1.57" - 3.54" (4cm - 9cm) 
Temperature:
78.8 °F - 82.4 °F (26°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Clams, Predatory, Sea urchins, Starfishs 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-09-21 18:13:44 

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Malea pomum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Malea pomum, common name the Pacific grinning tun, is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells. The color of the animal is of a beautiful white, marked upon its circumference with triangular flames of a violet brown.

The Tonnidae are a family of medium-sized to very large sea snails, known as the tun shells. They are found in all tropical seas, where they inhabit sandy areas. During the day, they bury themselves in the substrate, emerging at night to feed on echinoderms (especially sea cucumbers), crustaceans, and bivalves.

Classification:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Tonnoidea (Superfamily) > Tonnidae (Family) > Malea (Genus) > Malea pomum (Species)




External links

  1. Conchology.be (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Website von Astrid und Johnny Braun (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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