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Lyncina vitellus


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lexID:
7635 
AphiaID:
530884 
Scientific:
Lyncina vitellus 
German:
Kauri Schnecke 
English:
Calf Cowry, Milk-spotted Cowry  
Category:
Escargots de mer 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Cypraeidae (Family) > Lyncina (Genus) > vitellus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Mozambique, île Maurice, Kenya, La Réunion, Madagascar, Mer Rouge, Océan Indien, Palau, Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Tansanie, Vietnam 
Size:
2 cm - 10 cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 26°C 
Tank:
~ 100 Liter 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-10-18 07:21:14 

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Lyncina vitellus, common name : the Calf Cowry or the Pacific Deer Cowry, is a species of sea snail, a cowry, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.

They live in tropical intertidal and subtidal water at about 0–25 metres

Synonymised names:
Cypraea vitellus Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)
Cypraea vitellus dama Perry, 1811
Mystaponda vitellus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Classification:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Cypraeoidea (Superfamily) >Cypraeidae (Family) > Lyncina (Genus)

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