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Drupella margariticola


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lexID:
7527 
AphiaID:
576817 
Scientific:
Drupella margariticola 
German:
Schnecke 
English:
Shouldered Castor Bean 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Muricidae (Family) > Drupella (Genus) > margariticola (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Broderip, ), 1833 
Occurrence:
Pacific Ocean, Tansania, Afrika, Indiske ocean, Japan, Madagascar, Rødehavet, Seychellerne 
Size:
1.4 cm - 4 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Predatory, Ostracodes (seed shrimps), Koral polypper, Snegle, Würmer  
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-09-14 13:13:41 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Drupella margariticola are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Drupella margariticola, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Drupella margariticola, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

Drupella margariticola (Broderip, in Broderip & Sowerby, 1833)

Drupella margariticola is a snail belonging to the Familiy Muricidae. Muricidae can be found world-wide.

Drupella margariticola is small with a distinctive purple aperture and a greenish body. This species feeds on corals, barnacles, bristleworms, clams and snail eggs.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Muricoidea (Superfamily) > Muricidae (Family) > Ergalataxinae (Subfamily) > Drupella (Genus)

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alexander_ktn am 28.03.15#1
Die Tiere können sich anscheinend im Aquarium vermehren, habe nun schon das zweite große Tier und etliche kleinere Exemplare gefunden und umquartiert.
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