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lexID: 13256 AphiaID: Scientific: Micromelo guamensis German: Guam Papierblasenschnecke English: Guam Paper Bubble Category: Headshield slugs Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Not assigned (Order) > Aplustridae (Family) > Micromelo (Genus) > guamensis (Species) Initial determination: (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) Occurrence: , Tasmanien Australia, Coral sea, Guam, Gulf of Bengal / Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, Japan, North Pacific (Ocean), Réunion , South-Africa, South-Pazific, the Andaman Sea, USA Sea depth: Meter Size: 0.39" - 0.39" (1,1cm - 1,2cm) Temperature: - 75.2 °F (°C - 24°C) Food: Carnivore, Worms Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Micromelo guamensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
Micromelo guamensis, also known as Guam Paper Bubble. This snail feeds on cirratulinid polychaete worms. The toxins from these worms become incorporated into the snail's tissues and are then used for the bubble snail's own defense.
This species has a white shell with black to brownish wavy longitudinal bands.
Bulla eximia Deshayes, 1863
Bullaea guamensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
Hydatina eximia (Deshayes, 1863)
Micromelo eximia (Deshayes, 1863)
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