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Astralium rhodostomum rosemouth star shell


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lexID:
1008 
Scientific:
Astralium rhodostomum 
German:
Sternschnecke 
English:
rosemouth star shell 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Not assigned (Order) > Turbinidae (Family) > Astralium (Genus) > rhodostomum (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, 1822) 
Occurrence:
Indo Pacific, Philippines, the Caribbean 
Size:
0.63" - 2.17" (1.6cm - 5.5cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 84.2 °F (22°C - 29°C) 
Food:
Algae, Dandelion, Salad 
Tank:
11 gal (~ 50L) 
Difficulty:
very easy 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Astralium asteriscum
  • Astralium confragosum
  • Astralium danieli
  • Astralium haematragum
  • Astralium heimburgi
  • Astralium lapillus
  • Astralium latispina
  • Astralium milloni
  • Astralium nakamineae
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2007-05-18 10:44:45 

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Astralium rhodostomum (Lamarck, 1822)

Astralium rhodostomum, the common name is the rosemouth star shell, is a good algae eater and eats microscopically small organisms.The length of the shell varies between 16 mm and 55 mm.

Synonyme:
Astraea rhodostoma
Astraea tuberosa
Astralium tuberosum
Trochus rhodostomus

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Turbinidae (Family) > Turbininae (Subfamily) > Astralium (Genus)

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alge07 am 05.02.10#2
Richtig gute Algenfresser, nachtaktiv.
Benötigen aufgrund ihre Gestalt manchmal Hilfe beim Aufrichten, wenn sie runtergefallen sind.
Es gibt viele ähnlich aussehende Arten, meine sind noch zu jung, deswegen sp..
romunov am 28.03.05#1
There is no snail of genus [i]Astrea[/i]. The correct name is [i]Astraea[/i]. They need a lot of algae to survive. A lot of them come from temperate and rocky zones so are not really reef "ready". Constant high temperatures cook them and they have not developed a self-righting mechanism when they fall or get knocked down to sand.
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