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

Size: 5 cm.

Color: Top olive green or fawn, with scattered light brown spots, many small white dots, a prominent mantle line and large squarish brown patches on each side extending onto the base, base and sides yellow-white with scattered brown dots or vertical lines.

Solid with thickly calloused, oftern nodulose margins, labial teeth strong, extending almost to the margin, columellar teeth strong but short.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) 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
  • Sharpe shells. The ocean's superstore Available at -

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