Mauritia depressa   (J. E. Gray,  1824) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

Image copyrights: Philipp Rosenkranz

Description
Shell broad, depressed, heavy. Dorsum chestnut brown, ornamented with white reticulations, white band at centre extends from anterior to posterior end. Ventral part glossy white. Sides angulate, spotted. Teeth orange brown, short.


Synonym (s)
Cypraea arabica var. depressa Gray, 1824
Mauritia depressa Cernohorsky, 1967
Cypraea depressa J. E. Gray, 1824

Common Name (s)
• Depressed Cowry (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 5/4/1984)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 5/2/1986)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 8/2/1986)

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
  • Shell's database server Available at - http://shell.kwansei.ac.jp/

Page last updated on:2011-09-02

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