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Malea pomum

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lexID:
11060 
AphiaID:
217025 
Scientific:
Malea pomum 
German:
Tonnenschnecke 
English:
Brown Striped Snail 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Tonnidae (Family) > Malea (Genus) > pomum (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Tansania, Australien, Filippinerne, Hawaii, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Kina, Madagascar, Mauritius , New Zealand, Queensland, Rødehavet, Vestlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
3 - 60 Meter 
Size:
4 cm - 9 cm 
Temperature:
26°C - 28°C 
Food:
Predatory, Muslinger, Søpindsvin, Søstjerner 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
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:
2017-09-21 18:13:44 

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Malea pomum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Malea pomum, common name the Pacific grinning tun, is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells. The color of the animal is of a beautiful white, marked upon its circumference with triangular flames of a violet brown.

The Tonnidae are a family of medium-sized to very large sea snails, known as the tun shells. They are found in all tropical seas, where they inhabit sandy areas. During the day, they bury themselves in the substrate, emerging at night to feed on echinoderms (especially sea cucumbers), crustaceans, and bivalves.

Classification:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Tonnoidea (Superfamily) > Tonnidae (Family) > Malea (Genus) > Malea pomum (Species)




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