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Melampus coffea

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lexID:
6057 
Scientific:
Melampus coffea 
German:
Schnecke 
English:
coffee bean snail 
Category:
Snäckor med skal 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Ellobiida (Order) > Ellobiidae (Family) > Melampus (Genus) > coffea (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Costa Rica, Cuba, Panama, Venezuela, Columbia, Indonesien, Karibien, Mexicanska golfen, Mexico (East Pacific), Sulawesi (Indonesien) 
Size:
bis zu 2.3cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
Alger, Detritus 
Tank:
~ 50 Liter 
Difficulty:
2 - Enkel 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Melampus adamsianus
  • Melampus bidentatus
  • Melampus boholensis
  • Melampus bullaoides
  • Melampus castaneus
  • Melampus ceylonicus
  • Melampus cristatus
  • Melampus exaratus
  • Melampus fasciatus
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-09-15 17:38:10 

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Melampus coffea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Melampus coffea is referred to as coffee bean snail, because housing is in the form of a coffee bean. Most snails are brown with three horizontal bands. The background color in some individuals may range from shades of gray or to yellowish brown. Unlike many other snails, coffee bean snail lacks an operculum.Its a small air-breathing salt marsh snail.

This small snail is commonly found in intertidal zone in Mangroves amongst roots and branches. Melampus coffea is a detritivore and herbivore.

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