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Chicoreus brevifrons

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lexID:
6039 
AphiaID:
558803 
Scientific:
Chicoreus brevifrons 
German:
Kurzdornige Stachelschnecke 
English:
Murex Shell 
Category:
Escargots de mer 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Muricidae (Family) > Chicoreus (Genus) > brevifrons (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1822 
Occurrence:
Venezuela, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Caraïbes, Colombie, golfe du Mexique, Kuba 
Size:
bis zu 15cm 
Temperature:
°C - 26°C 
Food:
escargots, moules 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Chicoreus aculeatus
  • Chicoreus akritos
  • Chicoreus allaryi
  • Chicoreus anosyensis
  • Chicoreus arbaguil
  • Chicoreus asianus
  • Chicoreus austramosus
  • Chicoreus axicornis
  • Chicoreus banksii
  • Chicoreus boucheti
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-09-11 18:40:54 

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Chicoreus brevifrons (Lamarck, 1822)

Chicoreus brevifrons lives in sheltered bays and lagoons an mangroves on mud.

This snail feed on mussels and other snails, thats why it livs in the lagoon next to oysters.

The color of the shell is variable.

The photo was taken in the Caribbean sea.

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