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Mnestia girardi

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lexID:
8185 
Scientific:
Mnestia girardi 
German:
Blasenschnecke 
English:
bubble snail 
Category:
 
Occurrence:
Filippinerna, Hawaii, Indiska Oceanen - Stilla Havet, Japan, Medelhavet, Nordatlanten, Papua Nya Guinea, Röda Havet 
Size:
0.3 cm - 0.7 cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 27°C 
Food:
No reliable information available, Alger 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2017-06-10 20:01:20 

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Mnestia girardi (Audouin, 1826)

Mnestia girardi has a thick cylindrical shell with brown spiral bands. The shell is translucent gray with white and brown patches.The pattern is variable.

Ventomnestia girardi can be found in mixed habitats and in Halimeda kanaloana beds. This species is nocturnal and burying itself in sand during the day.Bubble-shells are often only known from their shells.Photos of the living animals are seldom.Ventomnestia girardi feeds on green algae.

Synonyms:
Bulla bizona A. Adams, 1850
Bulla girardi Audouin, 1826
Cylichna bizona (A. Adams, 1850)
Cylichna girardi (Audouin, 1826)
Cylichnina girardi (Audouin, 1826)
Mnestia bizona (A. Adams, 1850)
Retusa (Ventomnestia) bizona A. Adams, 1850
Retusa girardi (Audouin, 1826)
Ventomnestia bizona (A. Adams, 1850)
Ventomnestia girardi (Audouin, 1826)
Ventomnestia kawamurai Habe, 1950

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