Lyncina lynxis commonly referred to as Lynx cowrie. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 5365 AphiaID: 527793 Scientific: Lyncina lynx German: Luchs-Kaurischnecke English: Lynx Cowrie Category: Snails Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Cypraeidae (Family) > Lyncina (Genus) > lynx (Species) Initial determination: (Linnaeus, ), 1758 Occurrence: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Central Pazific, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Okinawa, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Red Sea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South-Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna Size: up to 3.54" (9 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Food specialist, Sponges 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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Common in the Indo-Pazifik, rare on Hawaii.
Feed on sponges in the dark.
Collected for food and for its shell.
Mostly inhabits under coral slabs and stones or half exposed in crevices.
Often found in small groups.
Cypraea lynx Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)
Cypraea lynx lynx Linnaeus, 1758
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