Cypraea (Palmadusta) asellus   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

Description
Size: 2 cm.

Color: Porcelaineous white except for three broad bands of black or dark brown across the top.

Pyriform to ovate, teeth short except on the posterior end of the columella where they spread on to the base.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Krommenhouk William (1996) Variability in Cypraea asellus Linne, 1758 Of Sea and Shore 19(1) 13-14
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Prasad, M and Varshney, RK (2002) Checklist of Indian Odonata Available at - http://www.geocities.com/indianodonata/check_list.htm
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf

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