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Neothyris lenticularis Apricot brachiopod, lamp-shell

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Neothyris lenticularis Apricot brachiopod, Fiordland, New Zealand.

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lexID:
9038 
Scientific:
Neothyris lenticularis 
German:
Armfüsser, Lampenmuscheln 
English:
Apricot brachiopod, lamp-shell 
Category:
Miscellaneous 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Brachiopoda (Phylum) > Rhynchonellata (Class) > Terebratulida (Order) > Terebratellidae (Family) > Neothyris (Genus) > lenticularis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Deshayes, 1839) 
Occurrence:
New Zealand, South-Pazific, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
3 - 500 Meter 
Size:
1.61" - 1.81" (4.1cm - 4.6cm) 
Temperature:
32 °F - 77 °F (°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Plankton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2015-12-13 19:35:45 

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Neothyris lenticularis (Deshayes, 1839)

The brachiopods are commonly known as Lamp shells.Lamp shells has a dorsal and ventral shell.Their feeding organ are the ciliated lophophores.

The apricot brachiopod Neothyris lenticularis can be found to depth of 3 - 500 m. This species is the largest brachiopod in New Zealand, often found on oyster beds, but also such as rock platforms, walls and sandy rubble.

Size : 41 mm in length, 33 mm width,20 heigh

Synonyme:
Neothyris compressa
Neothyris dawsoni
Neothyris parva

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