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Neptunea antiqua

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lexID:
6149 
AphiaID:
138920 
Scientific:
Neptunea antiqua 
German:
Spindelschnecke, gemeine Spindelschnecke 
English:
Red Whelk 
Category:
Escargots de mer 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Buccinidae (Family) > Neptunea (Genus) > antiqua (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Atlantique Est, Atlantique nord, îles britanniques, littoraux européens, Mer arktique, Mer du Nord 
Size:
10 cm - 20 cm 
Temperature:
5°C - 22°C 
Food:
Carrion, Predatory, arénicole, escargots, moules 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Neptunea acutispiralis
  • Neptunea alabaster
  • Neptunea alexeyevi
  • Neptunea amianta
  • Neptunea arthritica
  • Neptunea aurigena
  • Neptunea beringiana
  • Neptunea borealis
  • Neptunea bulbacea
 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2013-10-04 09:37:31 

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Neptunea antiqua (Linnaeus, 1758)

The red whelk is a predator snail of colder seas, found particularly in the northern parts of the North Sea.But it also eats carrion. The color and shape of the shell of the red whelk can vary greatly. Its occurs mainly on soft substrata.

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