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Mauritia mauritiana Humpback Cowry, Chocolate Cowry, Mourning Cowry, Black Humped Cowry

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Mauritia mauritiana

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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:
 
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in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-24 13:40:07 

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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.

Synonymised names:
Cypraea mauritiana Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)
Mauritia mauritiana mauritiana (Linnaeus, 1758)

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