Palythoa eating snail
Heliacus mighelsiis commonly referred to as Palythoa eating snail. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 12964 AphiaID: 706591 Scientific: Heliacus mighelsi German: Palythoa fressende Gehäuseschnecke English: Palythoa Eating Snail Category: Snails Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Not assigned (Order) > Architectonicidae (Family) > Heliacus (Genus) > mighelsi (Species) Initial determination: (Philippi, ), 1853 Occurrence: Egypt, Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Madagascar, Marquesas Islands, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, New Zealand, Red Sea, South-Africa, Tansania Sea depth: Meter Size: 0,9 cm Temperature: °F - 77 °F (°C - 25°C) Food: Parasitic 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:
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Created: 2020-04-19 13:45:20
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Heliacus mighelsi (Philippi, 1853)
Heliacus mighelsi is usually found associated with subtidal zoanthids, probably Palythoa sp.
Heliacus mighelsi is a small species that has been found on the intertidal reef associated with a zoanthid species of Palythoa common near the outer edge of the seaward intertidal reef flat. Specimens were also found in Kwajalein reef quarries on chunks of Palythoa that had been torn off the reef and washed into the quarries.
Heliacus (Teretropoma) mighelsi (Philippi, 1853)· accepted, alternate representation
Solarium cyclostomum Mighels, 1845 (Non Solarium cyclostomum Menke, 1830)
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