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Talparia talpa chocolate banded cowry


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lexID:
7643 
AphiaID:
216894 
Scientific:
Talparia talpa 
German:
Kauri Schnecke 
English:
Chocolate Banded Cowry 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Cypraeidae (Family) > Talparia (Genus) > talpa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Red Sea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, Timor, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna 
Size:
2.76" - 3.94" (7cm - 10cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 78.8 °F (23°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Algae, Coral polyps = corallivorous 
Tank:
22 gal (~ 100L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-10-21 10:38:26 

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Talparia talpa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Talparia talpa, common name the mole cowry or chocolate banded cowry, is a species of sea snail, a cowry, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries. These cowries live on coral reef or in shallow lagoons in tropical intertidal and subtidal waters up to 28 m depth.

Synonymised names:
Cypraea talpa Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)
Cypraea talpa imperialis (Schilder & Schilder, 1938)
Talparia talpa imperialis (Schilder & Schilder, 1938)


Systematik:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Cypraeoidea (Superfamily) > Cypraeidae (Family) > Talparia (Genus)

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