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Profile lexID: 6242 AphiaID: 139718 Scientific: Epitonium clathratulum German: Kleine Wendeltreppen Schnecke English: Small Wentletrap Category: Snäckor med skal Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > [unassigned] Caenogastropoda (Order) > Epitoniidae (Family) > Epitonium (Genus) > clathratulum (Species) Initial determination: (Kanmacher, ), 1798 Occurrence: Azorerna, Brittiska öarna, Europeiska kusten, Nordsjön Size: bis zu 1.5cm Temperature: 10°C - 20°C Food: Predatory, Korall (Polyper) Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! CITES: Not evaluated Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2013-10-19 13:49:27
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Epitonium clathratulum (Kanmacher, 1798)
The common name is small wentletrap.The small wentletrap ranges from the western Mediterranean to Norway. In the British Isles they have been found mainly in the south west, but there are recent records from Galway Bay, Orkney and the southern North Sea.
Epitonium shells are high-spired, and are all-white in most of the species within this genus.Epitonium clathratulum usually live in sand near sea anemones or corals.
These snails are predators and feed sea anemones.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Caenogastropoda (Order) > Epitonioidea (Superfamily) > Epitoniidae (Family) > Epitonium (Genus)
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