Lyncina vitellus   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

Description
Shell ovate to pyriform, dorsum fawn colored, mottled with white spots of varying size and two to three faint bands across. Sides rounded, finely striate. Base white or pale; teeth white.


Synonym (s)
Cypraea vitellus Linnaeus, 1758
Lyncina vitellus Cernohorsky, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 05/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Hare Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Bisyogai shells database Available at - http://shell.kwansei.ac.jp/~shell/pic_book/index.html
  • www.idscaro.net Available at - http://www.idscaro.net/sci/index.htm

Page last updated on:2011-09-02

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