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Profile lexID: 10233 Scientific: Acmaea mitra German: Napfschnecke English: Whitecap Limpet, dunce-cap limpet Category: Snegler Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Not assigned (Order) > Acmaeidae (Family) > Acmaea (Genus) > mitra (Species) Initial determination: Rathke, 1833 Occurrence: , Pacific Ocean USA Sea depth: 0 - 30 Meter Size: 1,9 cm - 4,4 cm Food: Alger, For-Spesialist Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Created: 2016-12-09 19:42:39
Last edit: 2016-12-09 20:07:27
Acmaea mitra Rathke, 1833
Acmaea mitra has a high conical apex.The shell is white and thick. Commonly known as Whitecap Limpet , this species feeds on red encrusting coralline algae and is often overgrown with it. The main source of food is Lithothamniom sp.(Lithothamnion is a genus of thalloid red alga). Acmaea mitra inhabit areas with moderate to heavy wave action.
It's predators are including sea stars.
Scurria mitra (R
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Patellogastropoda (Subclass) > Lottioidea (Superfamily) > Acmaeidae (Family) > Acmaea (Genus) > Acmaea mitra (Species)
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