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Amalda australis Southern Olive, Southern Ancilla

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Southern Ancilla,Amalda australis, sieved from under Cornwallis Wharf, Manukau Harbour.2019

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lexID:
12538 
AphiaID:
409967 
Scientific:
Amalda australis 
German:
Südliche Olivenschnecke 
English:
Southern Olive, Southern Ancilla 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Ancillariidae (Family) > Amalda (Genus) > australis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(G. B. Sowerby I, ), 1830 
Occurrence:
Endemic species, New Zealand 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
1.18" - 2.36" (3,2cm - 6,5cm) 
Temperature:
- 73.4 °F (°C - 23°C) 
Food:
Carnivore, Predatory, Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Amalda abyssicola
  • Amalda acuta
  • Amalda albanyensis
  • Amalda albocallosa
  • Amalda allaryi
  • Amalda angustata
  • Amalda aureocallosa
  • Amalda aureomarginata
  • Amalda aureus
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-11-06 20:02:24 

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Amalda australis (G. B. Sowerby I, 1830)

Amalda australis, commonly known as The southern olive or Southern Ancilla , is a medium-sized sea snail, a gastropod mollusc of the family Olividae, the olives.

Predatory snail. Hunts from just underneath the sediment, leaving distinctive trails. The siphon usually extends above the sand/mud.

Synonymised names:
Amalda (Baryspira) australis (G. B. Sowerby I, 1830)· accepted, alternate representation
Amalda waikopiroensis (Suter, 1917) †
Ancillaria australis G. B. Sowerby I, 1830 (original combination)
Baryspira australis (G. B. Sowerby I, 1830)
Baryspira australis epacra Olson, 1956 †

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