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Lioconcha hieroglyphica Hieroglyph Clam

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Lioconcha hieroglyphica (Hieroglyph Clam) - Malapascua, Philippines. 2019

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lexID:
12329 
AphiaID:
507751 
Scientific:
Lioconcha hieroglyphica 
German:
Hieroglyphen-Muschel 
English:
Hieroglyph Clam 
Category:
Sea Shells 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Venerida (Order) > Veneridae (Family) > Lioconcha (Genus) > hieroglyphica (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Conrad, ), 1837 
Occurrence:
Hawaii, Marquesas Islands, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Philippines 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
up to 1.57" (4,2 cm) 
Temperature:
- 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder, Plankton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Lioconcha annettae
  • Lioconcha arabaya
  • Lioconcha berthaulti
  • Lioconcha caledonensis
  • Lioconcha castrensis
  • Lioconcha fastigiata
  • Lioconcha gordoni
  • Lioconcha harteae
  • Lioconcha kovalisi
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-18 20:35:49 

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Lioconcha hieroglyphica (Conrad, 1837)

The shape of the shell is trigonal. It has tan to dark brown rod0like and angular marking, often with the appearance of hieroglyphs. The shell is white on the inside.

Sometimes confused with Lioconcha castrensis.

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