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Janthina umbilicata Glossy Violet Snail,Purple Sea Shell

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lexID:
9459 
AphiaID:
225271 
Scientific:
Janthina umbilicata 
German:
Veilchenschnecke 
English:
Glossy Violet Snail,Purple Sea Shell 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > [unassigned] Caenogastropoda (Order) > Epitoniidae (Family) > Janthina (Genus) > umbilicata (Species) 
Initial determination:
d'Orbigny, 1841 
Occurrence:
Canada , Cuba, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Jamaica, Mozambique, New Zealand, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific (Ocean), Puerto Rico, Red Sea, South-Africa, Tansania, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean Sea 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
0.39" - 1.57" (1cm - 4cm) 
Temperature:
- 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Jellyfish, Predatory 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
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Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-01-21 15:41:20 

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Janthina globosa Swainson, 1822

Janthina globosa is a species of holoplanktonic sea snail,in the family Janthinidae, the violet snails or purple storm snails.These snails drifting on the surface of the ocean.

Glossy Violet Snail have a thin shell up to 4 cm. Colour is light violet.Its feed upon pelagic hydrozoans.

Synonyme:
Janthina decollata
Janthina elongata [sic] (error for prolongata
Janthina iricolor
Janthina nana
Janthina nitens
Janthina nitens var. atlantica
Janthina nitens var. minor
Janthina payraudeaui
Janthina prolongata
Janthina splendens

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Caenogastropoda (Order) > Epitonioidea (Superfamily) > Janthinidae (Family) > Janthina (Genus) > Janthina globosa (Species)

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