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Neptunea antiqua

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lexID:
6149 
AphiaID:
138920 
Scientific:
Neptunea antiqua 
German:
Spindelschnecke, gemeine Spindelschnecke 
English:
Red Whelk 
Category:
Snäckor med skal 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Buccinidae (Family) > Neptunea (Genus) > antiqua (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Labrador Península, Arctic (North Polar Sea), Brittiska öarna, Europeiska kusten, Nordatlanten, Nordsjön, Östra Atlanten 
Sea depth:
0 - 1331 Meter 
Size:
10 cm - 20 cm 
Temperature:
5°C - 22°C 
Food:
Worms, Predatory, Carrion, Musslor, Sniglar 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Neptunea acutispiralis
  • Neptunea alabaster
  • Neptunea alexeyevi
  • Neptunea amianta
  • Neptunea arthritica
  • Neptunea aurigena
  • Neptunea beringiana
  • Neptunea borealis
  • Neptunea bulbacea
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-01 19:43:58 

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Neptunea antiqua (Linnaeus, 1758)

The red whelk is a predator snail of colder seas, found particularly in the northern parts of the North Sea.But it also eats carrion. The color and shape of the shell of the red whelk can vary greatly. Its occurs mainly on soft substrata.

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