Monetaria (Monetaria) moneta   (Linneaus)  (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

Description

Synonym (s)
Cypraea moneta Linnaeus, 1758
Cypraea moneta Smith, 1906
Monetaria moneta Mookherjee, 1985

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

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin 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

Page last updated on:2010-07-08

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