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Rapa rapa Bubble Turnip, Papery Rapa

Rapa rapais commonly referred to as Bubble Turnip, Papery Rapa. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
13782 
AphiaID:
215776 
Scientific:
Rapa rapa 
German:
Rettichschnecke, Papier-Rapa 
English:
Bubble Turnip, Papery Rapa 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Muricidae (Family) > Rapa (Genus) > rapa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
China, Indian Ocean, Madagascar, Marschall Islands, Mozambique, Philippines, Tansania, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
1.57" - 3.94" (4,0cm - 10,5cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 77 °F (°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Coral polyps = corallivorous, Parasites 
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:
2021-04-09 10:35:50 

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Rapa rapa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rapa rapa, common name the bubble turnip, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.

Rapa rapa is a thin, fragile shell that spends all its time completely embedded in cavities in the soft coral Sarcophyton. Usually, there is no discernable hole from the chamber where the shell lives to the outside, although one does open up to enable the shell to reproduce. Occasionally you can find these holes, either in the side of the soft coral colony or right in its top.

Synonymised names:
Bulla rapa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Murex rapa Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)
Pyrula papyracea Lamarck, 1816
Rapa papyracea (Lamarck, 1816)
Rapa pellucida Röding, 1798
Rapa penardi Montrouzier, 1856
Rapa striata Röding, 1798
Rapa tenuis H. Adams & A. Adams, 1858

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