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

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Size: 2.5 cm.

Colour: Top light brown with lilac blotches and tiny white spots, mantle line indistinct, base and sides dark lavender.

Solid, ovate, marginally calloused, sides pitted above the calluses anteriorly, teeth moderately strong, short on the labial lip, extending a littel way onto the base on the columellar side.

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Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal


• 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
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Phillip colla photography Available at -

Page last updated on:2010-06-21

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