Cypraea (Erosaria) ocellata   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

Description
Size: Upto 32 mm in length

Shell medium, ovate or deltoid, dorsum rich yellow ochre or bright brick red and profusely sprinkled with numerous small white rounded spots frequently pupilled or ocellated with dark brown or black, ocellated spots a few in number; sides thickened, somewhat expanded; obscurely pitted and lineated with brown dots extending over a portion of white base below; teeth strong, equal, distantly placed, partly produced and brown streaked, outer ends of terminal ridges painted with brown, aperture interior purplish; dorsal line not very impressive, pale greenish and subcentral.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 69.6) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka 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
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp 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
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf
  • www.shellauction.net Available at - http://www.shellauction.net/

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