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Calliostoma ticaonicum Top snail

Calliostoma ticaonicumis commonly referred to as Top snail. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
13183 
AphiaID:
467269 
Scientific:
Calliostoma ticaonicum 
German:
Kreiselschnecke 
English:
Top Snail 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Trochida (Order) > Calliostomatidae (Family) > Calliostoma (Genus) > ticaonicum (Species) 
Initial determination:
(A. Adams, ), 1853 
Occurrence:
Japan, Marschall Islands, Philippines 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
0" - 0.79" (0,5cm - 2cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 78.8 °F (°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Coral polyps = corallivorous 
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:
  • Calliostoma adelae
  • Calliostoma adspersum
  • Calliostoma africanum
  • Calliostoma agrigentinum
  • Calliostoma aikeni
  • Calliostoma alboregium
  • Calliostoma alisi
  • Calliostoma allporti
  • Calliostoma alternum
  • Calliostoma anderssoni
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-04-08 19:57:00 

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Calliostoma ticaonicum (A. Adams, 1853)

The conical shell is elevated but still rather small : 5 – 20 mm. It is perforate. Its colour range from a yellowish-brown to a pale pink. The apex is blackish-purple.

On the Marshall-Islands this snails apparently eating corals in the genera Stylaster and Distichopora, which are both hydrocorals like the Millepora eaten by Calliostoma fragum.

Synonymised names:
Ziziphinus ticaonicus A. Adams, 1853

External links

  1. gastropods (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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