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Scutus breviculus Shield Shell, Duck Billed Limpet

Scutus breviculusis commonly referred to as Shield Shell, Duck Billed Limpet. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Javier Couper (Predomalpha), New Zealand

Shield Shell,Duck Billed Limpet,Scutus breviculus,Under a low tidal rock near Herald Bay,Puponga Point, Cornwallis Peninsula, 2019


Courtesy of the author Javier Couper (Predomalpha), New Zealand Photo taken by Javier Couper Please visit www.inaturalist.org for more information.

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lexID:
1235 
AphiaID:
Scientific:
Scutus breviculus 
German:
Schildschnecke, Entenschnabelschnecke 
English:
Shield Shell, Duck Billed Limpet 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Lepetellida (Order) > Fissurellidae (Family) > Scutus (Genus) > breviculus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Blainville, ), 1817 
Occurrence:
Australia, Endemic species, New Zealand 
Sea depth:
1 - 506 Meter 
Size:
1.57" - 4.72" (4cm - 12cm) 
Temperature:
~ 46.4 °F (8°C) 
Food:
Algae, algae grazer, epiphytes feeder, Predatory 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
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:
2020-01-19 13:07:54 

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Scutus breviculus (Blainville, 1817)

Scutus breviculus is a common herbivorous species of large sea snail or limpet with the common name shield shell or less commonly duck's bill limpet.

Feed, usually browsing on various alga such as Hormosira, or Ulva sp. in estuaries and harbours.

Synonymised names:
Parmophorus breviculus Blainville, 1817 (original combination)

External links

  1. Encyclodedia of Life (EOL) (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Gastropods (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. New Zealand Mollusca (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Wikimedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  6. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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