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Siphonaria diemenensis Striped False Limpet, Van Diemen's Siphon Shell

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Siphonaria diemenensis, Striped False Limpet ,Australia 2013, WGS84 -30.057920, 153.203157

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lexID:
11442 
Scientific:
Siphonaria diemenensis 
German:
Falsche Napfschnecke 
English:
Striped False Limpet, Van Diemen's Siphon Shell 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Not assigned (Order) > Siphonariidae (Family) > Siphonaria (Genus) > diemenensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Quoy & Gaimard, 1833 
Occurrence:
Tasmanien, Australia, Endemic species, Madagascar, South-Africa 
Size:
0.39" - 1.18" (1,3cm - 3,0cm) 
Temperature:
32 °F - 68 °F (°C - 20°C) 
Food:
Algae, algae grazer 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Siphonaria acmaeoides
  • Siphonaria acuta
  • Siphonaria aequilirata
  • Siphonaria alba
  • Siphonaria albicante
  • Siphonaria alternata
  • Siphonaria alternicosta
  • Siphonaria asghar
  • Siphonaria atra
  • Siphonaria australis
 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-03-11 20:10:14 

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Siphonaria diemenensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1833

Siphonaria diemenensis isair-breathing sea snail , a marine pulmonate gastropod mollusc in the family Siphonariidae commonly known as the false limpets. False limpets are algae grazers.

Lives intertidally attached to rocks in sheltered to moderately exposed environments. Endemic to southeastern Australia .This species is widespread and abundant tin Tasmanian waters.

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