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Stigmaulax cayennensis

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Stigmaulax cayennensis © Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens, Holland

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lexID:
6061 
AphiaID:
419771 
Scientific:
Stigmaulax cayennensis 
German:
Mondschnecke 
English:
Cayenne Moon Snail 
Category:
Escargots de mer 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Naticidae (Family) > Stigmaulax (Genus) > cayennensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Récluz, ), 1850 
Occurrence:
Jamaica, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Caraïbes, Kuba, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique) 
Size:
2.5 cm - 3.5 cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
Carrion, escargots, moules 
Difficulty:
pas pour les débutants 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-09-16 08:34:04 

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Stigmaulax cayennensis (Récluz, 1850)

Naticids are widely distributed and occur world-wide. The greatest diversity of moon snail is found in tropical water. The foto was taken on the Caribbean.

Moon snails feed on carnivorous without exception. Stigmaulax cayennensis live on and under sand.They hunt other mollusks, but also eat carrion.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Naticoidea (Superfamily) > Nati cidae (Family) > Naticinae (Subfamily) > Stigmaulax (Genus)

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