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Lithopoma tectum

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Lithopoma tectum © Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens, Holland

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lexID:
6041 
AphiaID:
419499 
Scientific:
Lithopoma tectum 
German:
Turbanschnecke 
English:
West Indian Starsnail 
Category:
Escargots de mer 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Trochida (Order) > Turbinidae (Family) > Lithopoma (Genus) > tectum (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lightfoot, ), 1786 
Occurrence:
Venezuela, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Caraïbes, Colombie, golfe du Mexique, Kuba, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), Panama 
Size:
1.8 cm - 6.3 cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
algues 
Tank:
~ 100 Liter 
Difficulty:
très facile 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2013-09-11 19:39:35 

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Lithopoma tectum (Lightfoot, 1786)

Lithopoma tectum is mostly found in warm waters, especially near coral reefs. The foto was taken in the Caribbean.The shell is often encrusted with coralline algae.Lithopoma tectum feeds on algae.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) >Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Turbinidae (Family) > Turbininae (Subfamily) > Lithopoma (Genus)



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