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lexID: 12345 AphiaID: 216868 Scientific: Mauritia mauritiana German: Buckelschnecke, Buckelkauri, Großer Schlangenkopf English: Humpback Cowry, Chocolate Cowry, Mourning Cowry, Black Humped Cowry Category: Snails Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Cypraeidae (Family) > Mauritia (Genus) > mauritiana (Species) Initial determination: (Linnaeus, ), 1758 Occurrence: Australia, Comores, East Africa, Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Philippines, Somalia, South-Africa, Tansania, the Seychelles Sea depth: 2 - 50 Meter Size: 1.18" - 5.12" (3,5cm - 13,0cm) Temperature: - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) Food: algae grazer, epiphytes feeder, omnivore, Predatory, Zoobenthos Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2019-08-24 13:19:37
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Mauritia mauritiana (Linnaeus, 1758)
The dorsum surface of these smooth and shiny shells is generally dark brown, with distinct large yellowish or amber dots. Mauritia mauritiana can be found in tropical low intertidal water, usually under rocks or in rocky crevices at a minimum depth of about 2 metres, but can be found up to 50 metres.
This gastropod is a algae grazer and eats zobenthos.
Cypraea mauritiana Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)
Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana (Linnaeus, 1758)
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