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Luria isabella Isabel's cowry, Isabella cowry, fawn-coloured cowry

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Luria isabella

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lexID:
12356 
AphiaID:
216862 
Scientific:
Luria isabella 
German:
Isabellas Kauri 
English:
Isabel's Cowry, Isabella Cowry, Fawn-coloured Cowry 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Cypraeidae (Family) > Luria (Genus) > isabella (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Australia, East Africa, Hawaii, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Melanesia, Philippines, Red Sea, Taiwan 
Sea depth:
1 - 35 Meter 
Size:
0" - 1.97" (0,7cm - 5,4cm) 
Temperature:
- 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
algae grazer, epiphytes feeder, Coral polyps = corallivorous, Predatory, Sponges 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-28 12:09:01 

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Luria isabella (Linnaeus, 1758)

The basic colour of these cylindrical-shaped shells is light beige or fawn or pale reddish-brown. The extremities show orange-red terminal spots.

Nocturnal species. Diet: algae grazer, sponges and coral polyps

Synonymised names:
Basilitrona isabella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Basilitrona isabella cavia Steadman & Cotton, 1943
Basilitrona isabella lemuriana Steadman & Cotton, 1943
Cypraea clara Gaskoin, 1852
Cypraea controversa Gray, 1824
Cypraea isabella Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)
Cypraea isabella isabella Linnaeus, 1758
Cypraea literata Anon., 1822
Luria (Basilitrona) isabella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Luria (Basilitrona) isabella atriceps F. A. Schilder & M. Schilder, 1938
Luria (Basilitrona) isabella var. cylindroides Coen, 1949
Luria gilvella Lorenz, 2002
Luria isabella isabella (Linnaeus, 1758)· accepted, alternate representation

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