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Profile lexID: 12345 AphiaID: 216868 Scientific: Mauritia mauritiana German: Buckelschnecke, Buckelkauri, Großer Schlangenkopf English: Humpback Cowry, Chocolate Cowry, Mourning Cowry, Black Humped Cowry Category: Snäckor med skal Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Cypraeidae (Family) > Mauritia (Genus) > mauritiana (Species) Initial determination: (Linnaeus, ), 1758 Occurrence: , Comores , Tansania , Somalia , Mozambique Australien, Filippinerna, Hawaii, Indiska Oceanen, Indiska Oceanen - Stilla Havet, Japan, Kenya, Madagaskar, Östafrika, Seychellerna , Sydafrika Sea depth: 2 - 50 Meter Size: 3,5 cm - 13,0 cm Temperature: °C - 28°C Food: Zoobenthos, Predatory, omnivore, algae grazer, epiphytes feeder Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2019-08-24 13:19:37
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Mauritia mauritiana (Linnaeus, 1758)
The dorsum surface of these smooth and shiny shells is generally dark brown, with distinct large yellowish or amber dots. Mauritia mauritiana can be found in tropical low intertidal water, usually under rocks or in rocky crevices at a minimum depth of about 2 metres, but can be found up to 50 metres.
This gastropod is a algae grazer and eats zobenthos.
Cypraea mauritiana Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)
Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana (Linnaeus, 1758)
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