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Pleuroploca trapezium

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BD-161030-Pura-4143-Pleuroploca-trapezium-(Linnaeus.-1758)

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lexID:
12142 
AphiaID:
217071 
Scientific:
Pleuroploca trapezium 
German:
Gestreifte Bandschnecke, Trapezband-Schnecke 
English:
Trapezium Horse Conch, Striped Fox Conch 
Category:
Escargots de mer 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Fasciolariidae (Family) > Pleuroploca (Genus) > trapezium (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Mozambique, Afrique du Sud, Australie, île Maurice, indo pacifique, Japon, La Réunion, Madagascar, Mer Rouge, Nouvelle Calédonie, Océan Indien, Ocean Pacifique, Queensland, Seychelles, Tansanie 
Sea depth:
1 - 40 Meter 
Size:
8,5 cm - 20 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 28°C 
Food:
Predatory, escargots 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-06-18 20:45:58 

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Pleuroploca trapezium (Linnaeus, 1758)

Pleuroploca trapezium has been observed preying on the spiny cerith (Cerithium echinatum).

Subspecies Pleuroploca trapezium audouini (Jonas, 1846)
Forma Pleuroploca trapezium f. intermedia (Kobelt, 1875)
Forma Pleuroploca trapezium f. paeteli (Strebel, 1911)

Synonymised names:
Fasciolaria trapezium (Linnaeus, 1758)
Fasciolaria trapezium f. intermedia Kobelt, 1875
Fasciolaria trapezium f. paeteli Strebel, 1911
Murex trapezium Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)
Pleuroploca trapezium f. intermedia (Kobelt, 1875)
Pleuroploca trapezium f. paeteli (Strebel, 1911)

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