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Astraea tecta Distribution

Turbo snail;Star snail
Astrea Schnecke
Astrée imbriquée
The tropical Atlantic
Substrate and environment
  • The species lives on the mid-littoral coast
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species crawls on the seafloor
  • The species is generally attached to a reef
  • The animal hunts at night
  • The species can be found between 0 and 1 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 6 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • The shell is covered with algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

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