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Lamprohaminoea cymbalum (Quoy & Gaimard 1833)

Haminoea cymbalum

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Haminoea cymbalum, sometimes known as the Cymbal bubble snail, is a species of sea snail or bubble snail, a marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusc in the family Haminoeidae, one of the families of bubble snails.

Distribution

Haminoea cymbalum is found in the Indo-West Pacific oceans from Hawaii and Christmas Island. It is not a common species, but locally large populations can be found.[2][3]

Description

The soft tissues of H. cymbalum are lime green with orange and purple markings.[4] As with all Haminoeidae, it is herbivorous and feeds on algae. It secretes a metabolite which has deterrent properties towards carnivorous fish.[3]

References

  1. ^ WoRMS (2010). Haminoea cymbalum (A. Adams, 1850). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=214538 on 2010-12-14
  2. ^ image:CymbalBubbleShell4k.jpg Sighting report in WikiCommons
  3. ^ a b A. Fontana, M. L. Ciavatta, L. D'Souza, E. Mollo, C. G. Naik, P.S. Parameswaran, S. Wahidulla, G. Cimino (2001)."Selected chemo-ecological studies of marine opisthobranchs from Indian coasts". J. Indian Inst. Sci. July-Aug, 81, 403-415.
  4. ^ W. B, Rudman (1971)."On the Opisthobranch Genus Haminoea Turton & Kingston". Pac Sci 25(4): 545-559.
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Haminoea cymbalum: Brief Summary

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Haminoea cymbalum, sometimes known as the Cymbal bubble snail, is a species of sea snail or bubble snail, a marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusc in the family Haminoeidae, one of the families of bubble snails.

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Distribution

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In the Indian Ocean in Mozambique, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Lakshadweep, Andaman, Nicobar Islands and south-eastern India. In the western and central Pacific in the Philippines; Chengshan, Zhejiang Province and Nanao, Guangdong, China; Kii Peninsula, Amami Island and Okinawa, Japan; Marshall Islands, Mariana Islands and Guam; Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Australia; Tahiti, French Polynesia; and Hawaii.

Reference

Oskars, T. R.; Malaquias, M. A. E. (). Systematic revision of the Indo-West Pacific colourful bubble-snails of the genus Lamprohaminoea Habe, (Cephalaspidea : Haminoeidae). Invertebrate Systematics. published online prior to print Sep .

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Oskars, T. R.; Malaquias, M. A. E. (2020). Systematic revision of the Indo-West Pacific colourful bubble-snails of the genus <i>Lamprohaminoea</i> Habe, 1952 (Cephalaspidea : Haminoeidae). <em>Invertebrate Systematics.</em> published online prior to print 8 Sep 2020.
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