Cypraea vitellus [Status Unaccepted]   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

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Description
Color: Dorsum olive to red-brown, covered with white spots of varying size. Base white or pale pink.

Thick, solid, inflated shell, up to 9 cm, with strong teeth on outer lip.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Kerala, Kollam Coast (Lat: 8.9) (Long: 76.63) INDIA (Record: 07/2008-09/2008) (Depth: 1-3 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock (Lat: 11.97) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Trinket Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Soemodihardjo, S (1965) Notes on the radula of some species of Cypraeidae Marine Research in Indonesia Lembaga Penelitian Laut Djakarta, Indonesia 7 39838 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Dandrimont, T (1998) Maurice. When the usual is unusual Xenophora 84 Available at - ZOOR13500031130
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sanibel Seashell Industries Available at - www.seashells.com/
  • Manilal, A; Sujith, S; Selvin, J; Kiran, GS; Shakir, C and Lipton, AP (2010) Antimicrobial potential of marine organisms collected from the southwest coast of India against multiresistant human and shrimp pathogens Scientia Marina CSIC 74(2) 287-296 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2010.74n2287
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune

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