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Cassis tuberosa © Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens, Holland
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Profile lexID: 6034 AphiaID: 224977 Scientific: Cassis tuberosa German: Helmschnecke English: King Helmet Category: Escargots de mer Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Cassidae (Family) > Cassis (Genus) > tuberosa (Species) Initial determination: (Linnaeus, ), 1758 Occurrence: , Costa Rica , Jamaica , Venezuela Afrique de l'Ouest, Caraïbes, Kuba, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), Panama Sea depth: Meter Size: bis zu 30cm Temperature: °C - 26°C Food: oursin, spécialiste de la nourriture Difficulty: Pas pour l'aquarium! Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Created: 2013-09-10 20:14:00
Last edit: 2020-01-22 15:41:06
Cassis tuberosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cassis tuberosa belongs to the family Cassidae, the Helmet snails. Cassidae snails are in warm waters worldwide.
This photo of was taken in Caribbean sea. Cassis tuberosa feeds on sea urchins, that are actively hunted by the King Helmet. Despite its toxic sharp spines, even the black sea urchin is attacked and eaten by the Helmet Shell Cassis tuberosa.
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