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Malea pomum


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lexID:
11060 
AphiaID:
217025 
Scientific:
Malea pomum 
German:
Tonnenschnecke 
English:
Brown Striped Snail 
Category:
Escargots de mer 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Tonnidae (Family) > Malea (Genus) > pomum (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Australie, Chine, Hawaii, île Maurice, indo pacifique, Madagascar, Mer Rouge, Nouvelle Zélande, Océan Indien, Pacifique Ouest, Philippines, Queensland, Tansanie 
Sea depth:
3 - 60 Meter 
Size:
4 cm - 9 cm 
Temperature:
26°C - 28°C 
Food:
Predatory, étoiles de mer, moules, oursin 
Difficulty:
niveau expert! très difficile à garder! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-09-21 18:13:44 

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Malea pomum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Malea pomum, common name the Pacific grinning tun, is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells. The color of the animal is of a beautiful white, marked upon its circumference with triangular flames of a violet brown.

The Tonnidae are a family of medium-sized to very large sea snails, known as the tun shells. They are found in all tropical seas, where they inhabit sandy areas. During the day, they bury themselves in the substrate, emerging at night to feed on echinoderms (especially sea cucumbers), crustaceans, and bivalves.

Classification:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Tonnoidea (Superfamily) > Tonnidae (Family) > Malea (Genus) > Malea pomum (Species)




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