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Profile lexID: 6350 AphiaID: 139952 Scientific: Diodora italica German: Italienische Schlüssellochschnecke English: Italian Keyhole Limpet Category: Lumache Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Lepetellida (Order) > Fissurellidae (Family) > Diodora (Genus) > italica (Species) Initial determination: (Defrance, ), 1820 Occurrence: Adria, Atlantico settentrionale, Mediterraneo Size: 1.5 cm - 5 cm Temperature: 10°C - 25°C Food: Alghe Tank: ~ 50 Liter Difficulty: Facile CITES: Not evaluated Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2013-11-04 20:06:32
Last edit: 2017-04-10 19:34:54
Diodora italica (Defrance, 1820)
Diodora italica is a sea slug belongs to the family Fissurellidae, the keyhole limpets. These limpets have a circular opening at the apical end of the shell, which serves both as an excurrent and anal opening. They do not have the ability to hide within the shell.
Diodora italica is 5 cm, lives on hard substrates at depths of 10 - 15 m . This Keyhole Limpet snail is a common herbivore, feeds on algae.
Synonyms: Fissurella costaria, Fissurella neglecta Fissurella mediterranea, Fissurella vitoensis
Biota >Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Fissurelloidea (Superfamily) > Fissurellidae (Family) > Diodorinae (Subfamily) > Diodora (Genus)
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