Cypraea (Palmadusta) fimbriata   Gmelin,  1791 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 2 cm.

Color: Top pale orange-brown or grey, with numerous minute brown freckles and a central dark band which is usually divided, conspicuous lilac spots present on each side of the anterior and posterior ends, spire blotch brown to slate, base white, unspotted, sides usually faintly spotted above the lateral callus.

Subcylindrical, with slightly beaked ends, teeth rather coarse.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Ugolini, A and Chelazzi, G (1978) Researches on the coast of Somalia. The shore and the dune of Sat Uanle. 16. Notes on Cypraeidae (Mollusca Gastropoda) Monitore Zoologico Italiano Supplemento 10 (5) 85-103 Available at - Zoological Records
  • 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 -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Des Beechey (2008) The Seashells of New South Wales Available at -

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