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Psilaxis oxytropis Sundial

Psilaxis oxytropisis commonly referred to as Sundial. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Psilaxis oxytropis


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lexID:
12515 
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Scientific:
Psilaxis oxytropis 
German:
Sonnenuhrschnecke 
English:
Sundial 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Not assigned (Order) > Architectonicidae (Family) > Psilaxis (Genus) > oxytropis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(A. Adams, ), 1855 
Occurrence:
Africa, Australia, Central Pazific, Comores, Hawaii, Japan, Mozambique, New Zealand, Red Sea 
Sea depth:
1 - 66 Meter 
Size:
0" - 0.39" (0,7cm - 1,9cm) 
Temperature:
32 °F - 78.8 °F (0°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Coral polyps = corallivorous, No reliable information available 
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:
2019-10-30 20:07:13 

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Psilaxis oxytropis (Röding, 1798)

Psilaxis oxytropis is a species in the family Architectonicidae, commonly called sundial.

Shells of this species are disc-like and smooth with the exception of the marginal cords. They are cream with a broad spiral subsutural brown band and radiating brown lines. They may be distinguished from the shells of Psilaxis radiata by their larger protoconchs with brown staining. Live animals are translucent-cream with white flecks.

t's typically found in sand at 50-66 m.

Synonymised names:
Architectonica radiata Röding, 1798
Philippia layardi A. Adams, 1855
Philippia radiata (Röding, 1798)
Philippia stipator Iredale, 1931
Solarium (Philippia) cingulum (Kiener, 1839)
Solarium (Philippia) cingulum var. subconcolor Martens, 1880
Solarium (Philippia) hybridum var. australis Hanley, 1863
Solarium (Philippia) hybridum var. undatum Hanley, 1863
Solarium cingulum Kiener, 1839
Solarium kowiensis W. H. Turton, 1932

External links

  1. Gastropods (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Seaslugs of Hawaii (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. UnderwaterKwaj, Homepage Scott & Jeanette Johnson (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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