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Murex tribulus - Caltrop murex


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General information
Scientific: Murex tribulus
Common: Caltrop murex
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Size: up to 15 cm
Temperature: 68 °F - 82.4 °F (20°C - 28°C)
Feeding: Food specialist, Snails
Tank:
Degree of difficulty Not suitable for home aquaria!

Husbandry Murex tribulus Linnaeus, 1758

Murex tribulus, also known as the Caltrop murex, is a species of large predatory sea snail and native to Indo-Pacific waters.

The shell has over one hundred spines, which provide protection from predation, and prevent the snail from sinking in the soft mud. Like many other murex snails, it feeds on other mollusks.

Class: Gastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Family: Muricidae
Species: Murex tribulus



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