Anzeige
Fauna Marin GmbH Tropic Marin Professionell Lab Whitecorals.com Fauna Marin GmbH Aqua Medic

Procalpurnus lacteus White Stony Egg Shell

Procalpurnus lacteusis commonly referred to as White Stony Egg Shell. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater

Procalpurnus-lacteus-jj-2638-041016


Courtesy of the author Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater . Please visit www.underwaterkwaj.com for more information.

Uploaded by Muelly.

Image detail


Profile

lexID:
13777 
AphiaID:
216906 
Scientific:
Procalpurnus lacteus 
German:
Weiße Eischnecke 
English:
White Stony Egg Shell 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Ovulidae (Family) > Procalpurnus (Genus) > lacteus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1810 
Occurrence:
Australia, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Marschall Islands, Mascarene Islands, Red Sea, Sulu Sea , Tansania 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
0" - 0.79" (0,5cm - 2,4cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 77 °F (°C - 25°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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-04-08 10:24:52 

Info

Procalpurnus lacteus (Lamarck, 1810)

Procalpurnus lacteus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Ovulidae, the ovulids, cowry allies or false cowries.

Procalpurnus lacteus have a white shell and red striped foot. This species feeding on soft corals genus Sinularia or Lobophytum. Can seen them only at night, crawling on the surface of the soft coral. During the day, they apparently hide effectively under or around the soft coral colony.

Similar to Procalpurnus semistriatus. The siphon on Procalpurnus semistriatus is solid yellowish tan colour with a distinct red-brown margin, while that of Procalpurnus lacteus is brown spotted with white.

Specimens of the two different species can sometimes be found together on a single soft coral colony.

Synonymised names:
Calpurnus lacteus (Lamarck, 1810)
Ovula lactea Lamarck, 1810 (original combination)
Ovulum album Dufo, 1840

External links

  1. Atlas of Living Australia (en). Abgerufen am 08.04.2021.
  2. gastropods (en). Abgerufen am 08.04.2021.
  3. underwaterkwaj.com (en). Abgerufen am 08.04.2021.
  4. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 08.04.2021.

Pictures

Commonly


Husbandry know-how of owners

0 husbandary tips from our users available
Show all and discuss