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Emarginula octaviana

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Emarginula octaviana © Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens, Holland,Bild aus der Adria

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lexID:
6425 
AphiaID:
139962 
Scientific:
Emarginula octaviana 
German:
Ausschnittschnecke, Schlüssellochschnecke 
English:
Slit Limpet, Keyhole Limpet 
Category:
Snegler 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Lepetellida (Order) > Fissurellidae (Family) > Emarginula (Genus) > octaviana (Species) 
Initial determination:
Coen, 1939 
Occurrence:
Adria, Azorene, Europakysten, Middelhavet, Nordatlanteren 
Size:
0.7 cm - 1.5 cm 
Temperature:
10°C - 25°C 
Food:
Alger 
Tank:
~ 50 Liter 
Difficulty:
Lett 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Emarginula adamsiana
  • Emarginula adriatica
  • Emarginula agulhasensis
  • Emarginula alba
  • Emarginula amyda
  • Emarginula angusta
  • Emarginula apolonia
  • Emarginula bicancellata
  • Emarginula bonfittoi
  • Emarginula camilla
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-11-18 19:45:32 

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Emarginula octaviana Coen, 1939

Emarginula octaviana 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.

The size of the white shell Emarginula octaviana varies between 7 mm and 15 mm. This Slit limpet feeds on algae.

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