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Mnestia villica


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lexID:
10472 
AphiaID:
848169 
Scientific:
Mnestia villica 
German:
Blasenschnecke 
English:
Bubble Snail 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Cephalaspidea (Order) > Mnestiidae (Family) > Mnestia (Genus) > villica (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Gould, ), 1859 
Occurrence:
Guam, Hawaii, Indo Stillehavet, Japan, Okinawa , Papua NeuGuinea  
Sea depth:
1 - 29 Meter 
Size:
0,5 cm - 0,6 cm 
Food:
Alger 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-02-24 20:24:29 

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(Gould, 1859)

Mnestia villica has a thick, cylindrical shell with spiral striae ( variable spiral brown bands). The animal is translucent gray flecked with white and brown.Mnestia villica is a common species found in mixed habitats at protected to moderately exposed sites and in Halimeda kanaloana beds . This snail is nocturnal, burying itself in sand during the day.

Synonyme:
Cylichna villica
Ventomnestia villica

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