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lexID: 3750 AphiaID: 208963 Scientific: Cassis cornuta German: Sturmhaube English: Horned Helmet ,Giant Helmet, Helmet Shell Category: Snails Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Cassidae (Family) > Cassis (Genus) > cornuta (Species) Initial determination: (Linnaeus, ), 1758 Occurrence: American Samoa, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Lembeh Strait, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Northern Territory (Australia), Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Raja Amat, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Australia Sea depth: 2 - 30 Meter Size: 1.97" - 15.75" (5cm - 40cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) Food: Detritus, Worms Difficulty: suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only 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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Created: 2011-06-13 09:39:40
Last edit: 2019-07-07 11:17:27
Cassis cornuta Linnaeus
This is the elegant Horned Helmet shell, also known as the Yellow Helmet shell. The parietal shield and apertural lip are orange while the rest of the shell is a creamy white with short, broad stripes along the back of the outer lip. This shell has a short spire and a thick parietal shield that is usually large enough to envelop the apertural side of the body whorl. Large knobs form an arcs around the shell. Large teeth an be found on the thick outer lip of this shell.
This shell is found in the coral sands of the Pacific.
Buccinum cornutum Linnaeus, 1758
Cassis (Cassis) cornuta (Linnaeus, 1758)·
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