Cypraea (Cypraea) tigris   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 13 cm.

Color: Base white, sides and top white or pale brown with larg brown spots, prominent mantle line present.

Ovate, inflated, labial and columellar teeth coarse but not extending across the base, fossula deeply concave, crossed by long columellar teeth, posterior columellar teeth short, terminal ridge strong, curved.

Synonym (s)

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

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Andaman & Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Poppe, G Eddie's shell catalogue Available at -

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