Cypraecassis (Cypraecassis) rufa   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cassidae

Image copyrights: Eddie Hardy

Description
Three to four rows of large blunt knobs present decreasing in size towards base, smaller nodules and pitted grooves in between large knobs. Columellar callous large, extends sideways, columella lirate and denticulate. Shell reddish brown color with faint bands on it.


Synonym (s)
Buccinum rufum Linnaeus, 1758
Cypraecassis (Cypraessis) rufa Abbott, 1968
Cypraecassis (Cypraecassis) rufa Mallik, 1979

Common Name (s)
• Queen Shell (English)
• Bullmouth Shell (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep 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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/

Page last updated on:2010-06-22

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