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Cancellaria cooperii

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Cancellariidae
Scientific name  Cancellaria cooperii
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Cancellarioidea
Genus  Cancellaria
Rank  Species
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Similar  Cancellaria, Cancellaria obesa, Cancellaria jayana, Merica, Scalptia

Cancellaria cooperii, common name Cooper's nutmeg, is a species of medium-sized to large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cancellariidae, the nutmeg snails.

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Life habits

This species is an ectoparasite that parasitizes the Pacific electric ray, Torpedo californica, and perhaps other benthic fishes. Cooper's nutmeg is uncommonly found, offshore, on sandy substrate.

Distribution

This nutmeg snail occurs in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from Monterey, California to San Benito Island, in central Baja California, Mexico.

References

Cancellaria cooperii Wikipedia


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