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Epitonium clathrus European wentletrap or common wentletrap


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lexID:
6111 
AphiaID:
146905 
Scientific:
Epitonium clathrus 
German:
unechte Wendeltreppe, gemeine Wendeltreppe 
English:
European Wentletrap Or Common Wentletrap 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > [unassigned] Caenogastropoda (Order) > Epitoniidae (Family) > Epitonium (Genus) > clathrus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Azores, North Atlantic Ocean, the British Isles 
Size:
up to 1.57" (4 cm) 
Temperature:
50 °F - 68 °F (10°C - 20°C) 
Food:
Predatory 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Epitonium adjunctum
  • Epitonium alabiforme
  • Epitonium alatum
  • Epitonium albidum
  • Epitonium algerianum
  • Epitonium amathusium
  • Epitonium amiculum
  • Epitonium amicum
  • Epitonium anabathmos
  • Epitonium ancillotoi
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-09-27 20:29:44 

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Epitonium clathrus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Wentletraps are small shells. The name comes from the vertical ridges on the shell, resembling a spiral staircase. Epitonium clathrus is a predator snail, preying on anemones and live in sandy and muddy sea bottom.


Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Caenogastropoda (Order) > Epitonioidea (Superfamily) > Epitoniidae (Family) > Epitonium (Genus)

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