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Neptunea antiqua red whelk

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lexID:
6149 
AphiaID:
138920 
Scientific:
Neptunea antiqua 
German:
Spindelschnecke, gemeine Spindelschnecke 
English:
Red Whelk 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Buccinidae (Family) > Neptunea (Genus) > antiqua (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
the North Sea, Arctic Sea, East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, North Atlantic Ocean, the British Isles 
Size:
3.94" - 7.87" (10cm - 20cm) 
Temperature:
41 °F - 71.6 °F (5°C - 22°C) 
Food:
Carrion, Clams, Predatory, Snails, Worms 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Neptunea acutispiralis
  • Neptunea alabaster
  • Neptunea alexeyevi
  • Neptunea amianta
  • Neptunea arthritica
  • Neptunea aurigena
  • Neptunea beringiana
  • Neptunea borealis
  • Neptunea bulbacea
 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2013-10-04 09:37:31 

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Neptunea antiqua (Linnaeus, 1758)

The red whelk is a predator snail of colder seas, found particularly in the northern parts of the North Sea.But it also eats carrion. The color and shape of the shell of the red whelk can vary greatly. Its occurs mainly on soft substrata.

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