Cypraea isabella [Status Unaccepted]   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

Description
Shell cylindrically ovoid, depressed dorsum; the dorsal surface is pale ashy brown very faintly marked with two three whitish, broad transverse bands and beautifully ornamented with longitudinal rows of delicate, brownish or blackish dots and short, irregularly broken lines or dashes; the extremities are bright orange-red, while the base and sides are uniformly white; the surface is smooth and highly polished. The teeth are fine, numerous and close-set.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Isabella Cowrie (English)
• Striped Cowrie (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock (Lat: 11.97) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Camorta INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry Island (Lat: 7.98) (Long: 93.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Trinket Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2012-07-06

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