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Pedicularia pacifica

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lexID:
13770 
AphiaID:
437176 
Scientific:
Pedicularia pacifica 
German:
Pazifische Pedicularia 
English:
Pacific Pedicularia 
Category:
Lumache 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Ovulidae (Family) > Pedicularia (Genus) > pacifica (Species) 
Initial determination:
Pease, 1865 
Occurrence:
Isole Marshall, Nuova Zelanda 
Sea depth:
- 30 Meter 
Size:
0,2 cm - 0,8 cm 
Food:
Parasitic, Polipi di corallo 
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
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-04-05 13:31:35 

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Pedicularia pacifica Pease, 1865

Pedicularia is a genus of small predatory or ectoparasitic sea snails, cowry-like marine gastropod molluscs in the family Ovulidae, the cowry allies.These snails live on and feed on certain corals.

Pedicularia pacifica live and feed on Californian Hydrocoral (Stylaster sp.).

Synonymised names:
Pedicularia maoria Powell, 1937
Pediculariona stylasteris (Hedley, 1903)

External links

  1. gastropods (en). Abgerufen am 05.04.2021.
  2. underwaterkwaj.com (en). Abgerufen am 05.04.2021.
  3. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 05.04.2021.

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