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Murex tribulus

Murex tribulusis commonly referred to as Caltrop murex. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Caltrop Murex, Murex tribulus, Lembeh Indonsesien 2019


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lexID:
5561 
AphiaID:
743630 
Scientific:
Murex tribulus 
German:
Großer Spinnenkopf 
English:
Caltrop Murex 
Category:
Ślimaki 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Muricidae (Family) > Murex (Genus) > tribulus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Linnaeus, 1758 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
bis zu 15cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Murex acanthostephes
  • Murex aduncospinosus
  • Murex africanus
  • Murex altispira
  • Murex antelmei
  • Murex brevispina
  • Murex carbonnieri
  • Murex concinnus
  • Murex coppingeri
  • Murex djarianensis
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2019-07-04 13:10:41 

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Murex tribulus Linnaeus, 1758

Murex tribulus, also known as the Caltrop murex, is a species of large predatory sea snail and native to Indo-Pacific waters.

The shell has over one hundred spines, which provide protection from predation, and prevent the snail from sinking in the soft mud. Like many other murex snails, it feeds on other mollusks.

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External links

  1. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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