Cypraea (Mauritia) scurra   Gmelin,  1791 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

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Description
Size: 5 cm.

Color: Base and sides fawn, teeth red-brown, sides with large brown spots, top with a reticulate pattern of light brown lines enclosing large round blue-grey spaces, mantle line distinct, spire blotch lacking.

Elongate and cylindrical, aperture straight, narrow, teeth short, fine numerous, base and margins rounded.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Agatti (Lat: 10.83) (Long: 72.2) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Bakus, JG (1993) Coral reef ecosystems Oxford and IBH publishing CO. PVT. LTD 232 pp Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • 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
  • Phillip colla photography Available at - http://www.oceanlight.com/

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