Cypraea (Gratiadusta) lentiginosa   Gray,  1825 (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 pyriform; dorsum bluish-white, obscurely banded with three inter netted transverse rows of brownish zigzag markings and irregularly freckled all over with numerous distinct minute brown specks; extremities a little produced, thickened and ornamented with conspicuous dark brown or blackish brown spots, sides margined, sprinkled with dark brown or blackish brown spots and so also the upper margins of the white base; aperture narrow, teeth large, strong, somewhat distant and nearly equal and slightly produced across the base, columellar callus and fossula both very shallow.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 69.6) 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-06-21

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