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Cheilea equestris False Cup-and-Saucer, Cap Shell

Cheilea equestrisis commonly referred to as False Cup-and-Saucer, Cap Shell. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
13780 
AphiaID:
212110 
Scientific:
Cheilea equestris 
German:
Hufschnecke 
English:
False Cup-and-Saucer, Cap Shell 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Hipponicidae (Family) > Cheilea (Genus) > equestris (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Angola, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Gulf of Mexico, Indian Ocean, Jamaica, Madagascar, Marschall Islands, Mascarene Islands, North Atlantic Ocean, Red Sea, Tansania, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Caribbean, Venezuela, West Africa 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
0.39" - 1.57" (1,5cm - 4,0cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 77 °F (°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Detritus 
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:
  • Cheilea africana
  • Cheilea americana
  • Cheilea atlantica
  • Cheilea bulla
  • Cheilea cicatricosa
  • Cheilea hipponiciformis
  • Cheilea layardi
  • Cheilea microstriata
  • Cheilea scutulum
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-04-08 20:20:02 

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Cheilea equestris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Cheilea equestris is a species of small limpet-like sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Hipponicidae, the hoof snails.

They are very irregular in shape and the lower edge of the shell fits the uneven rocky surface where it sits. Because of the fit it is clear that the animal does not move around, or if it does, it must come back to exactly the same spot and position. The shell surface can be smooth, ribbed or corrugated.

Synonymised names:
Calyptraea aequestroides Millet, 1865 †
Calyptraea chlorina Gould, 1846
Calyptraea porosa Reeve, 1858
Calyptraea stella Reeve, 1858
Cheila equestris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cheilea papyracea (Reeve, 1858)
Cheilea porosa (Reeve, 1858)
Mitrularia equestris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mitrularia neptuni Schumacher, 1817 (unnecessary substitute name for Cheilea equestris)
Patella equestris Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)

Direct children (1):
Subspecies Cheilea equestris striata Nowell-Usticke, 1959 accepted as Cheilea striata Nowell-Usticke, 1959 (basionym)

External links

  1. gastropods (en). Abgerufen am 08.04.2021.
  2. underwaterkwaj.com (en). Abgerufen am 08.04.2021.
  3. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 08.04.2021.

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